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1. (Historical Terms) history the persecution of French Huguenots during the reign of Louis XIV by dragoons quartered in their villages and homes
2. (Military) subjection by military force
(Military) (tr) to subject to persecution by military troops
[C18: from French, from dragon dragoon]
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Past participle: dragonnaded
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