Meaning of Risorgimento

Ri•sor•gi•men•to

Pronunciation: (ri-zôr"ju-men'tō, -sôr"-It.rē-zôr"jē-men'tô), [key]
— pl. -tos, -ti
  1. the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
  2. (l.c.) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence: The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.
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