from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A political party in France, during the minority of Louis XIV., who opposed the government, and made war upon the court party.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French history, the name of a party which during the minority of Louis XIV. waged civil war against the court party, on account of the humiliations inflicted on the high nobility and the heavy fiscal impositions laid on the people.
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