fascist

fascist

[fash-ist]
noun
1.
a person who believes in or sympathizes with fascism.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.
3.
a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.
adjective
4.
Also, fascistic [fuh-shis-tik] . of or like fascism or fascists.

Origin:
1915–20; < Italian fascista, equivalent to fasc(io) (see fascism) + -ista -ist

fascistically, adverb
antifascist, noun, adjective
nonfascist, noun, adjective
prefascist, adjective, noun
profascist, adjective, noun

communist, fascist, Marxist, socialist.
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fascist (ˈfæʃɪst)
 
n
1.  an adherent or practitioner of fascism
2.  any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views
 
adj
3.  characteristic of or relating to fascism
 
fa'scistically
 
adv

Fascist (ˈfæʃɪst)
 
n
1.  a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Italian Fascism

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Word Origin & History

fascist
1921, from It. partito nazionale fascista, the anti-communist political movement organized 1919 under Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); from It. fascio "group, association," lit. "bundle." Like fascism, originally used in English in its Italian form, as an Italian word. [Fowler: "Whether this full anglicization
of the words is worth while cannot be decided till we know whether the things are to be temporary or permanent in England" -- probably an addition to the 1930 reprint, retained in 1944 U.S. edition.] Fasci "groups of men organized for political purposes" had been a feature of Sicily since c.1895; the 20c. sense probably influenced by the Roman fasces (q.v.) which became the party symbol. Related: Fascistic.
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fascist definition

jargon
Said of a computer system with excessive or annoying security barriers, usage limits, or access policies. The implication is that said policies are preventing hackers from getting interesting work done. The variant "fascistic" seems to have been preferred at MIT.
In the design of languages and other software tools, "the fascist alternative" is the most restrictive and structured way of capturing a particular function; the implication is that this may be desirable in order to simplify the implementation or provide tighter error checking. Compare bondage-and-discipline language, although that term is global rather than local.
[Jargon File]
(2003-07-29)

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