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Jeffersonian

[jef-er-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌdʒɛf ərˈsoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or advocating the political principles and doctrines of Thomas Jefferson, especially those stressing minimum control by the central government, the inalienable rights of the individual, and the superiority of an agrarian economy and rural society.
noun
2.
a supporter of Thomas Jefferson or Jeffersonianism.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; Jefferson + -ian
Related forms
Jeffersonianism, noun
pro-Jeffersonian, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Jeffersonian

1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. revolutionary and president Thomas Jefferson.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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