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bas•tille



Pronunciation: (ba-stēl'; Fr. bas-tē'yu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/bastille.html on line 77 [key]
n.,
pl. bas•tillesPronunciation: (ba-stēlz'; Fr. bas-tē'yu). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/bastille.html on line 97 [key]

1. (cap.) a fortress in Paris, used as a prison, built in the 14th century and destroyed July 14, 1789.
2. any prison or jail, esp. one conducted in a tyrannical way.
3. a fortified tower, as of a castle; a small fortress; citadel. Also,bas•tilePronunciation: (ba-stēl'). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/bastille.html on line 122 [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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