Communard

[ kom-yuh-nahrd ]
/ ˈkɒm yəˌnɑrd /

noun

(often lowercase)French History. a member or supporter of the Commune of 1871.Compare commune2 (def. 8b).
(lowercase) a person who lives in a commune.

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Origin of Communard

From French, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at commune2, -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for Communard (1 of 2)

communard
/ (ˈkɒmjʊˌnɑːd) /

noun

a member of a commune

British Dictionary definitions for Communard (2 of 2)

Communard
/ (ˈkɒmjʊˌnɑːd) /

noun

any person who participated in or supported the Paris Commune formed after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871

Word Origin for Communard

C19: from French
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