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1capitalist

noun cap·i·tal·ist \-ist\

: a person who has a lot of money, property, etc., and who uses those things to produce more money

: a person who believes that capitalism is the best kind of economic system

Full Definition of CAPITALIST

1
:  a person who has capital especially invested in business; broadly :  a person of wealth :  plutocrat
2
:  a person who favors capitalism
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Examples of CAPITALIST

  1. <capitalists who lost everything in the '29 Crash>

First Known Use of CAPITALIST

1776

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2capitalist

adjective \ˌka-pə-tə-ˈlis-tik, ˌkap-tə-, British also kə-ˌpi-tə-\

: of or relating to capitalism : using capitalism as an economic system

Full Definition of CAPITALIST

1
:  owning capital <the capitalist class>
2
a :  practicing or advocating capitalism <capitalist nations>
b :  marked by capitalism <capitalist period of history>
cap·i·tal·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of CAPITALIST

capitalist or cap·i·tal·is·tic \ˌka-pə-tə-ˈlis-tik, ˌkap-tə-, British also kə-ˌpi-tə-\

First Known Use of CAPITALIST

1845

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
CAPITALIST Defined for Kids

capitalist

noun cap·i·tal·ist \ˈka-pə-tə-list\

Definition of CAPITALIST for Kids

1
:  a person who has usually a lot of money which is used to make more money
2
:  a person who supports capitalism

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