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- n. One of the French Protestants of the Cevennes region of south-central France, who raised an insurrection against the persecutions which followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; -- so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they wore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the French Protestants of the Cévennes who took up arms in defense of their civil and religious liberties early in the eighteenth century: so called from the white blouses worn by the peasants who were the chief actors in the insurrection.
Much has been written on the "prophets" of the Camisard uprising.
Camisard literature: "Le théâtre sacré des Cévennes"; "A cry from the desert"; etc.; but the Consistory of the French Church in the Savoy pronounced their ecstasies to be assumed habits.
Son! but you have wit and intellect and are a match for a prince, not for a cast off Camisard.
He had secured for the Camisard the passport and clothes of a priest who had but just died at Granville.
The wolfish Catherine writes to England for her lost Camisard, with much fool's talk about
She knew that Montgomery the Camisard was dead, and a rumour, carried by refugees, reached her that De la Foret had been with him to the end.
Protestant religion, and admiring De la Foret, he had given every countenance to the Camisard refugee.
Clanking and blowing, he was shown into the great hall with De la Foret, where waited Sir Hugh and the widow of the renowned Camisard.
How different was this man's wooing -- its impetuous, audacious, tender violence, with that quiet, powerful, almost sacred gravity of her Camisard lover!
'We flew,' says one old Camisard, 'when we heard the sound of psalm-singing, we flew as if with wings.
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