Irredentist



[ir-i-den-tist] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛn tɪst/

noun
1.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of an Italian association that became prominent in 1878, advocating the redemption, or the incorporation into Italy, of certain neighboring regions (Italia irredenta) having a primarily Italian population.
2.
a member of a party in any country advocating the acquisition of some region included in another country by reason of cultural, historical, ethnic, racial, or other ties.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or supporting such a party or its doctrine.
/ˌɪrɪˈdɛntɪst/
noun
1.
a person who favours the acquisition of territory that once was part of his country or is considered to have been
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or advocating this belief
/ˌɪrɪˈdɛntɪst/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a member of an Italian association prominent in 1878 that sought to recover for Italy certain neighbouring regions (Italia irredenta) with a predominantly Italian population that were under foreign control
n.

1882, member of Italian political party which (after 1878) demanded the annexation of neighboring Italian-speaking regions (Trieste, S. Tyrol, Nice, Corsica, etc.), from Italian Irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta “unredeemed (Italy).” Related: Irredentism.

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