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1. The uprising of the French peasants against the nobility in 1358.
2. jacquerie A peasant revolt, especially a very bloody one.
[French, from Old French jacquerie, peasantry, from jacques, peasant; see jacket.]
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(Historical Terms) the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
[C16: from Old French: the peasantry, from jacque a peasant, from Jacques James, from Late Latin Jacōbus]
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Jac•que•rie(ˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-)
1. the revolt of the peasants of N France against the nobles in 1358.
2. (l.c.) any peasant revolt.
[1520–30; < French, Middle French, =jaque(s) peasant + -rie -ry]
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a revolt of peasants against the social classes above them.See also: Conflict
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1358 A French peasant revolt against the nobility.
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