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re•vancherəˈvæntʃ, -ˈvɑ̃ʃ; -ˈvæn tʃɪz əm, -ˈvɑ̃ ʃɪz-(n.)

also re•vanch•ism

  1. the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states.

    Category: Government

Origin of revanche:

1855–60; < F: revenge

re•vanch′ist(n.; adj.)


  1. revanchist(Noun)

    A revanchist person; occasionally, anyone seeking vengeance.

  2. revanchist(Adjective)

    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.

  3. Origin: From . Compare later French revanchiste.


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