Irish Republican Army: Meaning and Definition of

I'rish Repub'lican Ar'my

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  1. an underground Irish nationalist organization founded to work for Irish independence from Great Britain: declared illegal by the Irish government in 1936, but continues activity aimed at the unification of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Abbr.: IRA, I.R.A.
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