- a member of a Russian political party that advocated constitutional monarchism: so called because it was organized after the Czar's manifesto in October, 1905.
- (formerly) a member of a communist organization in the Soviet Union for children ranging in age from eight to ten.
Origin of Octobrist
Examples from the Web for octobrist
Russian imperialism and his Octobrist and Cadet representatives bear a great part of the responsibility for the present war.Our Revolution
- a member of a Russian political party favouring the constitutional reforms granted in a manifesto issued by Nicholas II in Oct 1905
Word Origin and History for octobrist
1., from Russian oktyabrist, "member of the league formed October 1905 in response to imperial policies"; 2., from Russian Oktyabryonok, "member of a Russian communist children's organization founded 1925 and named in honor of the October Revolution."