Franche-Comté


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Franche-Com·té

 (fräNsh-kōN-tā′)
A historical region and former province of eastern France. Settled by the Burgundians in the fifth century ad and later incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire, Franche-Comte passed to Austrian and then to Spanish rule before being finally conquered by France in 1676.

Franche-Comté

(French frɑ̃ʃkɔ̃te)
n
(Placename) a region of E France, covering the Jura and the low country east of the Saône: part of the Kingdom of Burgundy (6th century ad–1137); autonomous as the Free County of Burgundy (1137–1384); under Burgundian rule again (1384–1477) and Hapsburg rule (1493–1674); annexed by France (1678)

Franche-Com•té

(frɑ̃ʃ kɔ̃ˈteɪ)

n.
1. a historic region and former province in E France: once a part of Burgundy.
2. a metropolitan region in E France. l,097,000; 6256 sq. mi. (16,202 sq. km).
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Noun1.Franche-Comte - a former province of eastern France
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
References in classic literature ?
Tis never too late to come and pay a visit to so considerable a learned man as Dom Claude Frollo de Tirechappe," replied Doctor Coictier, whose Franche-Comté accent made all his phrases drag along with the majesty of a train-robe.