[ ok-toh-brist ]
/ ɒkˈtoʊ brɪst /


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

translation of Russian oktyabríst
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British Dictionary definitions for octobrist


/ (ɒkˈtəʊbrɪst) /


a member of a Russian political party favouring the constitutional reforms granted in a manifesto issued by Nicholas II in Oct 1905

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