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IRA

abbr.
1. individual retirement account
2. Irish Republican Army
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IRA

abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Irish Republican Army
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IRA

or I.R.A.,

1. individual retirement account.
2. Irish Republican Army.
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IRA

(Irish Republican Army) A militant nationalist organization striving for a united independent Ireland through increasingly terrorist means; responsible for many civilian deaths both in Britain and Northern Ireland. Considered the military wing of Sinn Fein, it is also called Provisional IRA.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.IRA - 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
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
2.IRA - a retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred
3.IRA - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)ira - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
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Translations

IRA

N ABBR
1. =Irish Republican ArmyIRA m
2. (US) =individual retirement account
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IRA

[ˌaɪɑːrˈeɪ]
n abbr (=Irish Republican Army) → IRA f
(US) (=individual retirement account)
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IRA

abbr of Irish Republican ArmyIRA f
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IRA

[ˌaɪɑːrˈeɪ] n abbr =Irish Republican ArmyI.R.A. f
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