Carbonari

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Carbonari

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɑːrɪ)
pl n, sing -naro (-ˈnɑːrəʊ)
1. (Historical Terms) a secret political society with liberal republican aims, originating in S Italy about 1811 and particularly engaged in the struggle for Italian unification
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret political society with liberal republican aims, originating in S Italy about 1811 and particularly engaged in the struggle for Italian unification
[C19: from Italian, plural of carbonaro seller or burner of charcoal, name adopted by the society]
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