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- n. A member of a persecuted minority in south-western France.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a race inhabiting the valleys of the Pyrenees, who until 1793 were political and social outcasts (Christian Pariahs). They are supposed to be a remnant of the Visigoths.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of an outcast race inhabiting the French and Spanish Pyrenees, of remote but unknown origin.
The figures which flitted near, pausing, occasionally, to inspect my work, habited, as they were, in the long cloak and _capuchon_ of the country, might well have passed for contemporaries of the superstitious fear which excluded the unfortunate victims of disease from an equality of rights with their fellow-men; but the cagot himself is no longer visible.
_cagot_ and a _souteneur de soutanes_; and not until the Commune did the