Menshevist
noun or adjective see Menshevik

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  • Menshevist — See Menshevism. * * * …   Universalium

  • menshevist — men·she·vist …   English syllables

  • menshevist — və̇st adjective Usage: usually capitalized : of or relating to Menshevism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Menshevik — noun (plural Mensheviks or Mensheviki) Etymology: Russian men shevik, from men she less; from their forming the minority group of the party Date: 1907 a member of a wing of the Russian Social Democratic party before and during the Russian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Menshevik — Menshevism /men sheuh viz euhm/, n. Menshevist, adj. /men sheuh vik/; Russ. /myin shi vyeek /, n., pl. Mensheviks, Mensheviki / vik ee, vee kee/; Russ. / vyi kyee /. a member of the Russian Social Democratic Workers party in opposition to the… …   Universalium

  • Menshevik — /ˈmɛnʃəvɪk/ (say menshuhvik) noun (plural Mensheviki /ˈmɛnʃəvɪki/ (say menshuhvikee) or Mensheviks) Russian History a member of a less radical socialist party or group of the Social Democratic Party opposing the Bolshevik government. {Russian:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Menshevik — [men′shə vik΄] n. pl. Mensheviks or Mensheviki [men′shəvē΄kē] [Russ (1903) < menshe, the smaller, less, minority < OSlav miniji, smaller < IE * mineu , var. of base * mei , to lessen > L minor] a member of the minority faction… …   English World dictionary

  • ABRAMOWITZ (Rein), RAPHAEL — (1880–1963), socialist leader and writer. He was born in Dvinsk, Latvia, and from 1899 took part in the activities of the illegal student movement in Riga, where he joined the bund in 1901. An outstanding speaker, prolific writer, and energetic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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