- a person who instigated or took part in the September Massacre.
Origin of Septembrist
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- French history a person who took part in the September Massacre
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Word Origin and History for septembrist
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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