cagot


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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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Here he met an Irish actor and aspiring playwright called Edmund O' Rourke who was using the stage name of Edmund Falconer and whose play The Cagot enjoyed a moderate success in Dillon's 1856-57 season.
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.