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  • proper noun A prison in France, the storming of which in 1789 CE began the French Revolution.

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  • noun a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
  • noun a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution

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