(in the plural) A small French Caribbean island chain in the Leeward Islands, a dependency of Guadeloupe.
Saintes Sentence Examples
The state railways served a large portion of western France, their chief lines being from Nantes via La Rochelle to Bordeaux, and from Bordeauxvia Saintes, Niort and Saumur to Chartres.
In 1881 he presented himself as a political candidate for Saintes, but was defeated.
In 1606 he was vicar-general of the congregation of France, and received from Marie de' Medici the revenues of the sees of Lombez and Saintes.
In Aquitaine he gave his brother Charibert the administration of the counties of Toulouse, Cahors, Agen, Perigueux, and Saintes; but at Charibert's death in 632 Dagobert became sole ruler of the whole of the Frankish territories south of the Loire.
On the death of Charibert (567), he further obtained the civitates of Saintes, Angoulbme and Perigueux.