• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dragonnade drăg`ŏn*nād" The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade. "He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades , the tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dragonnade See dragonade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dragonnade drag-on-ād′ the persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV. by raids of dragoons: abandonment of a place to the violence of soldiers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. dragon, dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from dragon, dragoon.


In literature:

Then there came Une Dragonnade, par Mme.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
They incited the dragonnades of Louis XIV., who was under their influence.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord
DRAGONNADES, the name given to the persecution at the instance of Louis XIV.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Dragonnades were next resorted to.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
This is the country of the dragonnades of Louis XIV.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
The "dragonnades" of Louis XIV.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The "Dragonnades," properly so called, were the operations of the troops (chiefly mounted) engaged in enforcing Louis XIV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various