From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nihilist \Ni"hil*ist\, n. [Cf. F. nihiliste. See Nihilism.]
   1. One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who
      believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted
      to exist.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Politics) A member of a secret association (esp. in
      Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the
      present political, religious, and social institutions.
      [1913 Webster]
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