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Fronde(frɒnd; French frɔ̃d)
(Historical Terms) French history either of two rebellious movements against the ministry of Cardinal Mazarin in the reign of Louis XIV, the first led by the parlement of Paris (1648–49) and the second by the princes (1650–53)
[C18: from French, literally: sling, the insurgent parliamentarians being likened to naughty schoolboys using slings]
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1648–53 French civil disturbances led by royal princes and members of the aristocracy during the minority of Louis XIV. Its failure paved the way for the king’s subsequent absolutism.
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