Irredentist definition

ĭrĭ-dĕntĭst
One who advocates the recovery of territory culturally or historically related to one's nation but now subject to a foreign government.
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Someone who calls for the seizure or recovery of territories or states currently subject to other countries; an adherent of irredentism.
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(historical) Any member of an Italian political party, organized in 1878, seeking to recover for Italy adjacent regions inhabited largely by Italians but under foreign control.
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Any person who advocates a similar policy about territory formerly a part of that person's country.
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Of or relating to irredentists or their policies.
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A member or supporter of the Italian party after 1878 which called for the recovery of all Italian-speaking territories subject to other countries.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
irredentist
Plural:
irredentists

Origin of irredentist

  • Italian irredentista from (Italia) irredenta unredeemed (Italy), Italian-speaking areas subject to other countries irredenta

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta ‘unredeemed Italy’.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Irredentist.

    From Wiktionary