Definition of pre-revolutionary in English:

pre-revolutionary

adjective

  • 1Existing or occurring before a particular revolution; designating or belonging to the time before a particular revolution.

  • 2Of a society, etc.: verging on social or political revolution. Of a situation: apt to produce or develop into revolution.

noun

  • A person who prepares the way for a revolution.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Southern Literary Messenger. From pre- + revolutionary.

Pronunciation

pre-revolutionary

/ˌpriːrɛvəˈl(j)uːʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/