Jeffersonian

Jeffersonian

[jef-er-soh-nee-uhn]
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, Americanism; Jefferson + -ian

Jeffersonianism, noun
pro-Jeffersonian, adjective
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Jefferson (ˈdʒɛfəsən)
 
n
Thomas. 1743--1826, US statesman: secretary of state (1790--93); third president (1801--09). He was the chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence (1776), the chief opponent of the centralizing policies of the Federalists under Hamilton, and effected the Louisiana Purchase (1803)
 
Jeffersonian
 
adj, —n

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