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socialist

noun so·cial·ist \ˈsō-sh(ə-)list\

: a person who believes in socialism

Socialist : a member of a political party that supports socialism

Full Definition of SOCIALIST

1
:  one who advocates or practices socialism
2
capitalized :  a member of a party or political group advocating socialism
socialist adjective often capitalized
so·cial·is·tic \ˌsō-shə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
so·cial·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of SOCIALIST

  1. <a lifelong socialist who never lost faith in his cause>

First Known Use of SOCIALIST

1827

Other Government and Politics Terms

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

socialist

noun so·cial·ist \ˈsō-shə-list\

Definition of SOCIALIST for Kids

:  a person who supports socialism
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