Decembrist definition

  • noun:
    • A participant in the unsuccessful conspiracy to overthrow Czar Nicholas I of Russia in December 1825.
    • A participant in or sympathizer associated with Decembrist revolt.
    • some of those who conspired for constitutional government up against the Emperor Nicholas on their accession into the throne in the death of Alexander I., in December, 1825; -- labeled as also Dekabrist.
    • A participant in or supporter of a conference occurring within the month of December; particularly, in Russian hist., a participant in conspiracy and insurrection against the Emperor Nicholas on his accession, December, 1825. Also called Dekabrist.
  • adjective:
    • According to or based on the politics or viewpoint associated with Decembrists.

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