Fabian

adjective
Fa·​bi·​an | \ ˈfā-bē-ən How to pronounce Fabian (audio) \

Definition of Fabian

1a : 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

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Fabian noun
Fabianism \ ˈfā-​bē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Fabianism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Fabian

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Fabian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fabian. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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