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IRA

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

IRA

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

IRA

or I.R.A.,

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

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.
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"
Translations

IRA

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

IRA

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

IRA

abbr of Irish Republican ArmyIRA f

IRA

[ˌaɪɑːrˈeɪ] n abbr =Irish Republican ArmyI.R.A. f
References in classic literature ?
The walls were all hung with black, but, instead of the white trimmings that usually set off that funereal upholstery, there was an enormous stave of music with the notes of the DIES IRAE, many times repeated.
An investigation has been opened by the IRAE which also informed the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (IHAE) of these electoral infringements.
Closing of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including a mutual due diligence investigation of IRAE and SWT, entry into a mutually acceptable definitive agreement, and other closing conditions.