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1. The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
2. jacquerie A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.

[French, from Old French jacquerie, peasantry, from jacques, peasant; see jacket.]


(Historical Terms) the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
[C16: from Old French: the peasantry, from jacque a peasant, from Jacques James, from Late Latin Jacōbus]


(ˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-)

1. the revolt of the peasants of N France against the nobles in 1358.
2. (l.c.) any peasant revolt.
[1520–30; < French, Middle French, =jaque(s) peasant + -rie -ry]


a revolt of peasants against the social classes above them.
See also: Conflict


1358 A French peasant revolt against the nobility.
References in classic literature ?
Here opens the stormy period of the Jacqueries, Pragueries, and Leagues.
First, the great rural jacqueries of March that swept southwestern Germany were in part united by their common attempts to reappropriate the wealth of the forests, sometimes under the slogan calling for the recovery of lost rights and other times not.
This most recent volume is actually a shorter revised and translated version of his 2005 work Jacqueries et revolution dans la Chine du XXe siecle.
Jacqueries (popular revolts), such as that of the piqueteros in Argentina in 2001, are mentioned, and the authors note that these are somewhat spontaneous with only a minimal amount of organization.
College students read about these strains in the history of the enclosure movement in England, the Highland Clearances in Scotland, and jacqueries and peasant revolts on the Continent.
This book is a revised and shortened translation of the author's prize-winning Jacqueries et revolution dans la Chine du XXe siecle.