irredentist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n irredentist an advocate of irredentism
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n irredentist A member of an Italian political party formed in 1878, for bringing about the “redemption” or the incorporation into the kingdom of Italy of all regions situated near Italy where an important part of the population was Italian, but which were still subject to other governments, and hence called Italia irredenta.
    • irredentist Pertaining to or advocating irredentism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Irredentist ir-e-den′tist one of an Italian party formed in 1878, its aim to incorporate into Italy all Italian people politically belonging to other countries, as in the Tyrol, Nice, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. irredentistairredenta (Italia), 'unredeemed'—L. in, not, redemptus, redimĕre, to redeem.

Usage

In literature:

The Albanian King Zog suppressed the activities of Kosovar irredentist movements in his country in between the two world wars.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
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