Fabian

adjective Fa·bi·an \ ˈfā-bē-ən \

Definition of Fabian

1 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
2
[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

Fabianism

play \ˈfā-bē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of fabian

1638


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