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Communard

[kom-yuh-nahrd] /ˈkɒm yəˌnɑrd/
noun
1.
(often lowercase) French History. a member or supporter of the Commune of 1871.
Compare commune3 (def 8b).
2.
(lowercase) a person who lives in a commune.
Origin of Communard
1870-1875
From French, dating back to 1870-75; See origin at commune3, -ard
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Examples from the Web for Communard
Historical Examples
  • Beside it the Communard journals, in spite of their romanticism, show pale and dull.

  • They attacked him from every standpoint, though on one point they seemed in agreement, namely: that he was a Communard.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • Gambon was one of the mildest of creatures, and somewhat of a "Communard malgr lui."

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • The honest Minister, not having succeeded in getting his enemy shot as a Communard, summoned him before the assizes for libel.

  • For every captured Communard or sympathizer with the Commune shot by the Versaillese, three hostages were to be shot.

British Dictionary definitions for Communard

communard

/ˈkɒmjʊˌnɑːd/
noun
1.
a member of a commune

Communard

/ˈkɒmjʊˌnɑːd/
noun
1.
any person who participated in or supported the Paris Commune formed after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871
Word Origin
C19: from French
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