Octobrist

Octobrist

[ok-toh-brist]
noun
1.
a member of a Russian political party that advocated constitutional monarchism: so called because it was organized after the Czar's manifesto in October, 1905.
2.
(formerly) a member of a communist organization in the Soviet Union for children ranging in age from eight to ten.
Compare Komsomol, Pioneer.


Origin:
translation of Russian oktyabríst

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Octobrist (ɒkˈtəʊbrɪst)
 
n
a member of a Russian political party favouring the constitutional reforms granted in a manifesto issued by Nicholas II in Oct 1905

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