Meaning of dragonnade

drag•on•nade

Pronunciation: (drag"u-nād'), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a series of persecutions of French Protestants, under Louis XIV, by dragoons quartered upon them.
  2. any persecution with the aid of troops.
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