noun see revanche

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • revanchism — noun The political policy of endeavouring to regain lost territory. Syn: revanche See Also: revanchist …   Wiktionary

  • revanchism — [rɪ van(t)ʃɪz(ə)m] noun a policy of seeking to retaliate, especially to recover lost territory. Derivatives revanchist adjective &noun Origin 1950s: from Fr. revanche, lit. revenge + ism …   English new terms dictionary

  • revanchism — re·vanch·ism …   English syllables

  • revanchism — /rəˈvæntʃɪzəm/ (say ruh vanchizuhm) noun a militarist desire for reprisal, especially after losing territory. {French revanche revenge} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • revanchist — revanchism, n. /reuh van chist, vahonn shist/, n. 1. an advocate or supporter of a political policy of revanche, esp. in order to seek vengeance for a previous military defeat. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a political policy of revanche. 3. of or… …   Universalium

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