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dragonnade

  

      n  
1      (History)   the persecution of French Huguenots during the reign of Louis XIV by dragoons quartered in their villages and homes  
2    subjection by military force  
      vb  
3    tr   to subject to persecution by military troops  
     (C18: from French, from dragon dragoon)  
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