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[maht-tsee-nee, mahd-dzee-; English mat-see-nee, mad-zee-]
  1. Giu·sep·pe [joo-zep-pe] /dʒuˈzɛp pɛ/, 1805–72, Italian patriot and revolutionary.
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Related formsMaz·zi·ni·an [mat-see-nee-uh n, mad-zee‐] /mætˈsi ni ən, mædˈzi‐/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for mazzini

Historical Examples

  • Well, what pleased me was that Mazzini himself might almost have written it at one time.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete

    Emile Zola

  • Mazzini is said to have been “the life and the soul” of this defence.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • Mazzini had no confidence in princes and treaties and foreign aid.

  • In politics, her judgment, as displayed in the letters to Mazzini, was profound.


    George Sand

  • Between the King of Naples and Mazzini, he for one did not hesitate.

British Dictionary definitions for mazzini


  1. Giuseppe (dʒuˈzɛppe). 1805–72, Italian nationalist. In 1831, in exile, he established the Young Italy association in Marseille, which sought to unite Italy as a republic. In 1849 he was one of the triumvirate that ruled the short-lived Roman republic
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