socialist

[soh-shuh-list]
noun
1.
an advocate or supporter of socialism.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of the U.S. Socialist party.
adjective

Origin:
1825–35; social + -ist

nonsocialist, noun, adjective
presocialist, noun
semisocialist, noun

communist, fascist, Marxist, socialist.
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socialist (ˈsəʊʃəlɪst)
 
n
1.  a supporter or advocate of socialism or any party promoting socialism (socialist party)
 
adj
2.  of, characteristic of, implementing, or relating to socialism
3.  (sometimes capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to socialists or a socialist party

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socialist
1827, from Fr. socialiste, in reference to the teachings of Comte de Saint-Simon, founder of French socialism. The word begins to be used in French in the modern sense c.1835. Socialista, with a different sense, was applied 18c. to followers and pupils of Dutch jurist Grotius (1583-1645).
"Prison is a Socialist's Paradise, where equality prevails, everything is supplied and competition is eliminated." [Elbert Hubbard, "The Note Book," 1927]
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