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noun Russian History.
  1. a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I on his accession in December, 1825.
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Origin of Decembrist

1880–85; translation of Russian dekabríst. See December, -ist
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  1. Russian history a participant in the unsuccessful revolt against Tsar Nicolas I in Dec 1825
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Word Origin for Decembrist

C19: translation of Russian dekabrist
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