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fenian


fenian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fenian  \Fe"ni*an\,  n.  [From  the  Finians  or  Fenii,  the  old 
  militia  of  Ireland,  who  were  so  called  from  Fin  or  Finn, 
  Fionn,  or  Fingal,  a  popular  hero  of  Irish  traditional 
  history.] 
  A  member  of  a  secret  organization,  consisting  mainly  of 
  Irishment,  having  for  its  aim  the  overthrow  of  English  rule 
  in  ireland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fenian  \Fe"ni*an\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  Fenians  or  to  Fenianism.