Pronunciation: (sanz"kyoo-lot', -koo-; Fr. sän-ky-lôt'), [key]
—pl. sans-cu•lottesPronunciation: (sanz"kyoo-lots', -koo-; Fr. sän-ky-lôt'). [key]
1. (in the French Revolution) a revolutionary of the poorer class: originally a term of contempt applied by the aristocrats but later adopted as a popular name by the revolutionaries.
2. any extreme republican or revolutionary.
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