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From various Balkan languages, all from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish komitacı),[1], from [script needed] (komita) (from French comité (committee)) + [script needed] (-cı).



comitadji (plural comitadjis)

  1. A member of a unit of irregular soldiers or resistance fighters; a partisan.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 808:
      For a summer he worked as a comitadji in Macedonia, and later joined the Serbian Army during the Balkan wars.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 61:
      He was a former comitadji who had been involved in fomenting unrest in Bosnia after the annexation of 1908 and was even rumoured to have commanded guerrilla bands.


  1. ^ "komitadji." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.