Meaning of irredentist
Pronunciation: (ir"i-den'tist), [key]
- (usually cap.) a member of an Italian association that became prominent in 1878, advocating the redemption, or the incorporation into Italy, of certain neighboring regionshaving a primarily Italian population.
- 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.
- pertaining to or supporting such a party or its doctrine.
- irredentist (Thesaurus)