Definitions for revanchist
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re•vancherəˈvæntʃ, -ˈvɑ̃ʃ; -ˈvæn tʃɪz əm, -ˈvɑ̃ ʃɪz-(n.)
the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states.
Origin of revanche:
1855–60; < F: revenge
A revanchist person; occasionally, anyone seeking vengeance.
Seeking revenge or otherwise advocating retaliation, especially against a nation which has previously defeated and humiliated the revanchist party in war. Originally referred to the French indignation over losing Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War.
Origin: From . Compare later French revanchiste.
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