septembrize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French septembriser, a reference to the September massacres of Paris in 1797 during the French Revolution.

Verb[edit]

septembrize (third-person singular simple present septembrizes, present participle septembrizing, simple past and past participle septembrized)

  1. (transitive) To motivate the common people to overthrow a ruling class by force, and to execute its leaders.
    • 1817, Jeremy Bentham, Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism
      [] and no sooner had they septembrized France, than they would cross over, and, with the assistance of the travelling Orator, and the Spenceans, septembrize us in the same way.