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cagot

(ˈkɑːɡəʊ; French kɑɡo)
n
a member of a class of French outcasts who lived in the West Pyrenees, Béarn, Brittany, and Gascony, considered to be lepers and heretics
[C19: from French, of uncertain origin]
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Mademoiselle Odile Ricau, age sixteen, and her fourteen-year-old brother, Greluchon, are newly-orphaned Cagots who, after fleeing the site of their parents' murders, arrived in Paris in search of shelter and sustenance.
Assez il me souvient, Que cagots ont pour Dieu, foy, loy, Un Satan leur pape et leur roy, Et ce mot Gaster pour devise.