noyade definition

  • noun:
    • A murder by drowning; particularly, one of those performed through the French Reign of Terror.
    • A drowning of many persons at once, -- a way of execution applied at Nantes in France throughout the Reign of Terror, by Jean Baptiste Carrier.
    • The work of placing to demise by drowning; particularly, a mode of executing people throughout the reign of terror in France, practised because of the revolutionary broker Carrier at Nantes toward the close of 1793 together with beginning of 1794.

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    • They were fellow-victims in the noyade
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