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Spartacist

noun Spar·ta·cist \ˈspär-tə-sist\

Definition of SPARTACIST

:  a member of a revolutionary political group organized in Germany in 1918 and advocating extreme socialistic doctrines

Origin of SPARTACIST

German Spartakist, from Spartakusbund, literally, league of Spartakus, a revolutionary organization, from Spartakus, pen name of Karl Liebknecht, its cofounder
First Known Use: 1919

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