adjective Fa·bi·an \ˈfā-bē-ən\

Definition of FABIAN

a :  of, relating to, or in the manner of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus known for his defeat of Hannibal in the Second Punic War by the avoidance of decisive contests
b :  cautious, dilatory
[the Fabian Society; from the members' belief in slow rather than revolutionary change in government] :  of, relating to, or being a society of socialists organized in England in 1884 to spread socialist principles gradually
Fabian noun
Fa·bi·an·ism \-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

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July 06, 2015
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