Palliard



n.

late 15c., “vagabond or beggar” (who sleeps on straw in barns), from Middle French paillard, from Old French paillart “tramp, beggar, vagabond” (13c.), from paille “straw” (see pallet (n.1); also see -ard).

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  • Palliation

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