Adjective "jeffersonian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʒɛfəˈsəʊnɪən/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of the former US president Thomas Jefferson or his policies.

    noun

    A supporter of the former US president Thomas Jefferson or his policies.

      Definitions

      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.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "oaths can be jeffersonian."

      "ideals can be jeffersonian."

      Origin

      (Jeffersonian)