Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bloodthirsty revolutionist or terrorist.
  • n. One of the mob that massacred the imprisoned royalists in Paris, France, in September 1792.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on 22 September 1792.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of those who, in the first French Revolution, took part in the massacre of the prisoners in Paris in the beginning of September, 1792; hence, any malignant or bloodthirsty person.

Etymologies

French septembriste. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a measure of how much has changed that Amin al-Hindi, believed to be a former Black Septembrist, was an adviser to the Palestinian delegation in peace talks with Israel.

    Hunting Black September: Now It Can Be Told

  • How, asked they, could any one employ a man whose father had been a Septembrist, a Bonapartist, and a drunkard to boot?

    Two Poets

  • Already the Regeneradores, representing the Chartist-Septembrist coalition (p. Ā 632) of 1852, had disintegrated, and in 1877 the more radical elements of the defunct party, known at first as the Historic Left, were reorganized under the name of the Progressistas, or Progressives.

    The Governments of Europe

  • At first, he hoped that this Buonapartist, this Jacobin, this terrorist, this Septembrist, would return.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • How, asked they, could any one employ a man whose father had been a Septembrist, a

    Lost Illusions

  • In 1836 the Septembrists stimulated a popular rising in consequence of which the constitution of 1822 was declared again in effect until a new one should have been devised, and, April 4, 1838, there was brought forward under Septembrist auspices an instrument in which it was provided that an elected senate should take the place of the aristocratic House of Peers for which the Charter provided, and that elections to the House of Deputies should thenceforth be direct.

    The Governments of Europe

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