capitalist


1cap·i·tal·ist

noun \-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

Examples of CAPITALIST

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

First Known Use of CAPITALIST

1781

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

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