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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To persecute by methods similar to those of the dragonades.
  • n. One of a series of persecutions of the Protestants, chiefly in the south of France, in the reign of Louis XIV., carried on by raids of dragoons, who were quartered upon the heretics and exercised great cruelty toward them; hence, any persecution carried on with the aid of troops.

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