Sinn Fein


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Sinn Fein

 (shĭn fān′, fĕ′ĭn)
n.
An Irish political and cultural society founded about 1905 to promote political and economic independence from England, unification of Ireland, and a renewal of Irish culture. It now constitutes the political branch of the Irish Republican Army.

[Irish Gaelic sinn féin : sinn, we (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish) + féin, self (from Middle Irish, from Old Irish; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots).]

Sinn Fein′er n.
Sinn′ Fein′ism n.

Sinn Féin

(ˈʃɪn ˈfeːn)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an Irish republican political movement founded about 1905 and linked to the revolutionary Irish Republican Army: divided into a Provisional and an Official movement since a similar split in the IRA in late 1969
[C20: from Irish: we ourselves]
Sinn Féiner n
Sinn Féinism n

Sinn Fein

(ˈʃɪn ˈfeɪn)
n.
an Irish nationalist organization founded about 1905, existing today as the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
[< Irish sinn féin we ourselves]
Sinn′ Fein′er, n.

Sinn Féin

1. An Irish phrase meaning ourselves alone, used as the name of an Irish republican political movement.
2. Gaelic for “Ourselves Alone” An Irish nationalist party founded 1902 and absorbing other groups 1907–8. It was prominent in the 1913–14 Irish home rule crisis and the 1916 Easter Rising. Now the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
IRA, Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provos - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Translations

Sinn Fein

[ˌʃɪnˈfeːn] NSinn Fein m

Sinn Féin

[ˌʃɪnˈfeɪn] nSinn Féin m (parti politique irlandais qui soutient l'IRA)

Sinn Fein

n (Ir Pol) → Sinn Fein f

Sinn Féin

[ˈʃɪnˈfeɪn] nSinn Féin m inv braccio politico dei cattolici repubblicani
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