Pronunciation: (nants; Fr. nänt),[key] —n. 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.