Decembrist

[ dih-sem-brist ]
/ dɪˈsɛm brɪst /
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noun Russian History.

a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I on his accession in December, 1825.

Origin of Decembrist

1880–85; translation of Russian dekabríst. See December, -ist

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Decembrist

/ (dɪˈsɛmbrɪst) /

noun

Russian history a participant in the unsuccessful revolt against Tsar Nicolas I in Dec 1825

Word Origin for Decembrist

C19: translation of Russian dekabrist

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