resister

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noun re·sist·er \ri-ˈzis-tər\

Definition of resister

  1. :  one that resists; especially :  one who actively opposes the policies of a government

Recent Examples of resister from the Web

  • In remembering Stauffenberg — who was shot the same evening the plot failed — current Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder paid tribute to the small but active circle of resisters who opposed the Nazis from the beginning.

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First Known Use of resister

14th century

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