Octobrist

[ ok-toh-brist ]
/ ɒkˈtoʊ brɪst /
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noun

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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  • Russian imperialism and his Octobrist and Cadet representatives bear a great part of the responsibility for the present war.

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British Dictionary definitions for octobrist

Octobrist

/ (ɒkˈtəʊbrɪst) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for octobrist

Octobrist

n.

1., from Russian oktyabrist, "member of the league formed October 1905 in response to imperial policies"; 2., from Russian Oktyabryonok, "member of a Russian communist children's organization founded 1925 and named in honor of the October Revolution."

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