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A French Protestant of the 16th to 18th centuries.

[French, from Old French huguenot, member of a Swiss political movement, alteration (influenced by Bezanson Hugues (c. 1491-1532?), Swiss political leader) of dialectal eyguenot, from German dialectal Eidgenosse, confederate, from Middle High German eitgenōz : eit, oath (from Old High German eid) + genōz, companion (from Old High German ginōz).]

Hu′gue·not′ic adj.
Hu′gue·not′ism n.
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(ˈhjuːɡəˌnəʊ; -ˌnɒt)
(Historical Terms) a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
(Protestantism) designating the French Protestant Church
[C16: from French, from Genevan dialect eyguenot one who opposed annexation by Savoy, ultimately from Swiss German Eidgenoss confederate; influenced by Hugues, surname of 16th-century Genevan burgomaster]
ˌHugueˈnotic adj
ˈHugueˌnotism n
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(ˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-)

a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; French Protestant.
[1555–65; < French, perhaps b. Hugues (name of a political leader in Geneva) and eidgenot, back formation from eidgenots, Swiss variant of German Eidgenoss confederate, literally, oath comrade]
Hu`gue•not′ic, adj.
Hu′gue•not•ism, n.
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Noun1.Huguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuriesHuguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries
Calvinist, Genevan - an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
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A. ADJhugonote
B. Nhugonote/a m/f
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nHugenotte m, → Hugenottin f
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In 1682, Welsh Quakers fled across the Atlantic for fear they would be burned for their faith, just as Hugenots journeyed from France to Wales in the hope they could worship freely.
Indeed, 100,000 Hugenots came to Britain from the 17th century onwards after they were made distinctly unwelcome in France.
Over the centuries this country has given refuge to more than 50,000 French Hugenots, to countless thousands of Russian Jews, to German Jews fleeiing from Hitler and to more than 100,000 Poles.