Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the members of a secret political society called the Carbonari, formed in the kingdom of Naples during the reign of Murat (1808-14) by republicans and others dissatisfied with the French rule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of a secret political association in Italy, organized in the early part of the nineteenth centry for the purpose of changing the government into a republic.

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Examples

  • Looking about them for the causes of this reserve, some of his colleagues thought him a "carbonaro," others an Orleanist; there were others again who doubted whether to call him a spy or a man of solid merit.

    Bureaucracy

  • Is it for an artist to conspire, and be carbonaro, and kiss books, and, mon

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 5

  • Is it for an artist to conspire, and be carbonaro, and kiss books, and, mon

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Is it for an artist to conspire, and be carbonaro, and kiss books, and, mon

    Sandra Belloni — Complete

  • Emperor and king, jacobin and carbonaro, alike cherished him.

    Tancred Or, The New Crusade

  • There too, I suppose, brooding over old wives 'tales about freedom, and so forth, he contracted his carbonaro, chimerical notions for the independence of

    My Novel — Complete

  • There too, I suppose, brooding over old wives 'tales about freedom, and so forth, he contracted his carbonaro, chimerical notions for the independence of

    My Novel — Volume 09

  • While among the mountains, I was for a good while quite alone, except for occasional chat with the contadine, who wanted to know if Pius IX. was not _un gran carbonaro!

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Volume II

  • _carbonaro_, chimerical notions for the independence of Italy.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • M. Gillenormand half turned his head, saw Theodule, and went on: — “When one reflects that that scoundrel was so vile as to turn carbonaro!

    Les Miserables

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