Oc·​to·​brist | \ -brə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of Octobrist

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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History and Etymology for Octobrist

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

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“Octobrist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Octobrist. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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