The Nuttall Encyclopedia
E . the Do-nothings), the name given to the kings of France of the Merovingian line from 670 to 752, from Thierry III. to Childéric III., who were subject to their ministers, the mayors of the palace, who discharged all their functions.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Faineants'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/faineants.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.