- ['spα:təsɪst, -təkɪst]noun a member of the Spartacus League, a German revolutionary socialist group founded in 1916.Originfrom Spartacus, the pseudonym of one of its founders (orig. the name of a rebellious Roman slave).
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Spartacist — may refer to: *Spartacus, who led a slave rebellion against the Roman Empire *The Spartacist League, a left wing Marxist revolutionary movement in Germany during and just after World War I *The modern Spartacist League, the International… … Wikipedia
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Spartacist — /spärˈtə sist/ noun 1. A follower of Spartacus, leader of the slaves that revolted against Rome in the Third Slave War (73–71BC) 2. A member of an extreme German communist group that staged an uprising in 1918 … Useful english dictionary
Spartacist — noun Etymology: German Spartakist, from Spartakusbund, literally, league of Spartakus, a revolutionary organization, from Spartakus, pen name of Karl Liebknecht, its cofounder Date: 1919 a member of a revolutionary political group organized in… … New Collegiate Dictionary
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