Decembrist De*cem"brist, n. (Russian Hist.) One of those who conspired for constitutional government against the Emperor Nicholas on his accession to the throne at the death of Alexander I., in December, 1825; -- called also {Dekabrist}.

He recalls the history of the decembrists . . . that gallant band of revolutionists. --G. Kennan. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • decembrist — DECEMBRÍST, Ă, decembrişti, ste, s.m. şi f. Nume dat revoluţionarilor ruşi de origine nobiliară care au organizat, la Sankt Petersburg, răscoala armată din decembrie 1825 împotriva absolutismului ţarist; decabrist. – Decembrie + suf. st. (după… …   Dicționar Român

  • Decembrist — [dē sem′brist, di sem′brist] n. any of the conspirators against Czar Nicholas I of Russia, in December, 1825 …   English World dictionary

  • Decembrist — noun Date: 1877 one taking part in the unsuccessful uprising against the Russian emperor Nicholas I in December 1825 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Decembrist — /di sem brist/, n. Russ. Hist. a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I on his accession in December, 1825. [1880 85; trans. of Russ dekabríst. See DECEMBER, IST] * * * ▪ Russian history Russian  Dekabrist,         any… …   Universalium

  • Decembrist — 1. noun A participant in or sympathizer of the . 2. adjective According to or derived from the politics or philosophy of the Decembrists …   Wiktionary

  • Decembrist — n. participant in the unsuccessful conspiracy to overthrow Czar Nicholas I of Russia in December 1825 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decembrist — de·cem·brist …   English syllables

  • Decembrist — De•cem•brist [[t]dɪˈsɛm brɪst[/t]] n. why a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I of Russia on his accession in December, 1825 • Etymology: 1880–85; trans. of Russ dekabríst …   From formal English to slang

  • Decembrist — /dəˈsɛmbrəst/ (say duh sembruhst) noun a participant in the unsuccessful revolt against the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia on his accession in December 1825 …   Australian English dictionary

  • decembrist —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷brə̇st noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: decembr (from december) + ist; translation of Russian dekabrist; from the fact that the uprising occurred in December 1825 : one of those who took part in the unsuccessful liberal… …   Useful english dictionary

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