Definition of Fronde in English:

Fronde

Syllabification: Fronde
Pronunciation: /fränd, frôNd
 
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  • 1A series of civil wars in France 1648–53, in which the nobles rose in rebellion against Mazarin and the court during the minority of Louis XIV.
  • 1.1The party which rose in rebellion against Mazarin and the court at this time.

Origin

late 18th century: French, from the name for a type of sling used in a children's game played in the streets of Paris at this time.

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