Octobrist

noun Oc·to·brist \ -brə̇st \

Definition of Octobrist

plural -s
1 :a member of a moderately liberal political party in czarist Russia whose principles of constitutional government and measures of reform were expressed in an imperial manifesto of October, 1905
2
[translation of Russian oktyabrenok; from the Russian Communist revolution that began on October 25, 1917, Old Style (November 7, New Style)]
:a member of a Russian Communist youth organization with members between the ages of 8 and 10 — compare pioneer

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Origin and Etymology of octobrist

octobr- (from october) + -ist; translation of Russian oktyabrist


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