prerevolutionary

adjective

pre·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ary ˌprē-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce prerevolutionary (audio)
variants or pre-revolutionary
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prerevolutionary was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Prerevolutionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prerevolutionary. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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