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From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.
French from Old French jacquerie peasantry from jacques peasant jacket
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Nevertheless, a simultaneous outbreak of a jacquerie in Little-Russia contributed to the extension of the confederation throughout the eastern province of Poland and even in Lithuania.
Dozsa's camp at Czegled was the centre of the jacquerie, and from thence he sent out his bands in every direction, pillaging and burning.
The one answer was the Shepherds' Crusade, or Crusade of the Pastoureaux - "a religious Jacquerie," as it has been called by Dean Milman.
A hideous jacquerie followed for three or four days; during which cartloads of dead were carried into Tarnow, where the peasants received a reward for every " rebel " brought in.
Thus Scotland never saw a jacquerie or servile rising.
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