bastille

[n] - a jail (literally, a French jail)
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Bastille

Castle of St Antoine, built about 1370 as part of the fortifications of Paris. It was made a state prison by Cardinal Richelieu and was stormed by the mob that set the French Revolution in motion on...
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bastille

noun a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
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Bastille

medieval fortress on the east side of Paris that became, in the 17th and 18th centuries, a French state prison and a place of detention for important ... [3 related articles]
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Bastille

Bastille (băstēl') [O.Fr.,=fortress], fortress and state prison in Paris, located, until its demolition (started in 1789), near the site of the present Place de la Bastille. It was begun c.1369 by Hugh Aubriot, provost of the merchants [mayor] of Paris under King Charles V. Arbitrary...
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Bastille

A bastille was a temporary wooden tower, mounted on wheels, constructed to enable besiegers safety to approach a town or fort which they wished to attack. Later the term bastille was applied to a small castle fortified with turrets and a blockhouse. In France, the term bastille meant a strong castle or fort. The most famous French bastille was the ...
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Bastille

Castle of St Antoine, built about 1370 as part of the fortifications of Paris. It was made a state prison by Cardinal Richelieu and was stormed by the mob that set the French Revolution in motion on 14 July 1789. Only seven prisoners were found in the castle when it was stormed; the governor and ...
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Bastille

A 14th century fortress in eastern Paris, initially constructed to defend the city. By the revolution it was being used as an armoury, a storage facility and a royal prison for selected detainees.
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