|Sinn Féin (ˈʃɪn ˈfeːn)|
|an Irish republican political movement founded about 1905 and linked to the revolutionary Irish Republican Army: divided into a Provisional and an Official movement since a similar split in the IRA in late 1969|
|[C20: from Irish: we ourselves]|
An Irish political party (in Gaelic it means “Ourselves Alone”) that has long combatted Great Britain's influence in Ireland and sought the unification of Northern Ireland with the Irish republic in the south; generally considered the political portion of the Irish Republican Army. One wing of it has engaged in terrorism.