Pronunciation: (nants; Fr. nänt), [key]
1. a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River. 263,689.
2. Edict of, Fr. Hist.a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
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