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Septembrist

[sep-tem-brist] /sɛpˈtɛm brɪst/
noun
1.
a person who instigated or took part in the September Massacre.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; September + -ist, modeled on Portuguese setembrista (with reference to the revolution of September 1836 in Portugal); replacing earlier septembrizer < French septembriseur
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Septembrist

/sɛpˈtɛmbrɪst/
noun
1.
(French history) a person who took part in the September Massacre
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n.

1798 in reference to French history, a participant in the massacre of the political prisoners in Paris, Sept. 2-5, 1792. In French, Septembriseur, hence English Septembriser (1797). Hence also septembrize "assassinate while in custody" (1793).

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