Cam·​i·​sard | \ ¦kamə¦zärd, Fr kȧmēzȧȧr \
plural -s

Definition of Camisard

: one of the French Protestant insurgents of the Cévennes who early in the 18th century rebelled against Louis XIV on account of the persecutions that followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes

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History and Etymology for Camisard

French, from French dialect camiso shirt (from Late Latin camisia) + French -ard; from the peasants' smocks that the Camisards wore

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“Camisard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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