Definition of Sinn Fein in English:

Sinn Fein

Line breaks: Sinn Fein
Pronunciation: /ʃɪn ˈfeɪn
 
, ˌsʲinʲ ˈfʲeːnʲ/
A political movement and party seeking a united republican Ireland.

Founded in 1905, Sinn Fein became increasingly committed to Republicanism after the failure of the Home Rule movement. Having won a majority of Irish seats in the 1918 general election, its members refused to go to Westminster and set up their own parliament in Ireland in 1919. After a split in the 1920s the party began to function as the political wing of the IRA. It now sends representatives to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Irish Dáil; Sinn Fein MPs elected to the House of Commons do not take up their seats

Origin

from Irish sinn féin 'we ourselves'.

Derivatives

Sinn Feiner

noun
More example sentences
  • I am not a Sinn Feiner, or Green party sympathiser.
  • He claimed to be a Sinn Feiner, an Indian Nationalist, a French Republican, a Chevalier of the Bey of Tunis and a loyal Jacobite, bent on restoring the Stuart kings to the throne of England.

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