Definition of prohibitionist
: one who favors prohibition; especially, capitalized : a member of a U.S. political party advocating prohibition
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The honest, informed prohibitionist acknowledges that his preferred policy is inseparable from ineradicable black markets in narcotics, which have fueled street violence throughout the War on Drugs.
And while Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree on almost nothing, mainstream Democrats and Republicans alike often talk about the national debt the way prohibitionists once discussed booze.
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Definition of prohibitionist for English Language Learners
: someone who supported the laws that made the production and sale of alcohol illegal in the U.S. during Prohibition
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