from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In French history, one of the pamphlets, satires, songs, or lampoons directed against Cardinal Mazarin (1602-61), prime minister of France, during the wars of the Fronde.
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- noun historical A
scurrilousanti-governmental pamphletpublished in mid-seventeenth-century France.
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From French mazarinade, from Jules Mazarin, the chief minister and a popular target of such pamphlets.
With all due apologies to mazarinade for bringing this up again.