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centrist

[sen-trist] /ˈsɛn trɪst/
noun
1.
(especially in continental Europe) a member of a political party of the Center; moderate.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to centrists or to their political views; middle-of-the-road.
Also, Centrist.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French centriste. See center, -ist
Related forms
centrism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for centrism

centrist

/ˈsɛntrɪst/
noun
1.
a person holding moderate political views
Derived Forms
centrism, noun
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Word Origin and History for centrism
centrism
1935, from centrist (q.v.).
centrist
1872, from Fr. centriste, from centre (see center). Originally in Eng. with ref. to Fr. politics; general application to other political situations is from 1923.
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