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Septembrist

[sep-tem-brist]
noun
  1. a person who instigated or took part in the September Massacre.
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Origin of Septembrist

1830–40; September + -ist, modeled on Portuguese setembrista (with reference to the revolution of September 1836 in Portugal); replacing earlier septembrizer < French septembriseur
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British Dictionary definitions for septembrist

Septembrist

noun
  1. French history a person who took part in the September Massacre
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Word Origin and History for septembrist

Septembrist

n.

1798 in reference to French history, a participant in the massacre of the political prisoners in Paris, Sept. 2-5, 1792. In French, Septembriseur, hence English Septembriser (1797). Hence also septembrize "assassinate while in custody" (1793).

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