noun Date: 1877 one taking part in the unsuccessful uprising against the Russian emperor Nicholas I in December 1825

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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