Antedating of "Communist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 27 22:15:21 UTC 2009

communist (OED 1842)

1840 _Morning Chronicle_ 13 July (British Newspapers 1600-1900)  The Communists have their meetings, and the Radical Reformers, who do not go the length of an agrarian law, dine together in numbers.

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