prerevolutionary

adjective pre·rev·o·lu·tion·ary \ ˌprē-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē \
variants: or pre-revolutionary

Definition of prerevolutionary

: of, relating to, or being a time before a revolution
  • prerevolutionary society
  • in prerevolutionary France
  • the prerevolutionary period/era
  • The pre-revolutionary writings of Lenin and Stalin are filled with discussions of the Nationality Question.
  • —Daniel Patrick Moynihan

First Known Use of prerevolutionary

1839

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