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A member of Balli Kombëtar, an Albanian nationalist and republican movement active during the Second World War (1939–45).
Of, relating to, or supporting Balli Kombëtar.
1940s. From Albanian ballist from Balli (in Balli Kombëtar National Front; from balli, definite form of ballë front, forehead (perhaps from the same Indo-European base as Old Prussian ballo forehead) + kombëtar national (from komb nation, knot (from Byzantine Greek κόμβος knot; of uncertain origin) + -tar, suffix forming adjectives from nouns)) + -ist.
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