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ir•re•den•tist



Pronunciation: (ir"i-den'tist), [key]
n.
1. (usually cap.) 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.

adj.
pertaining to or supporting such a party or its doctrine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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