prohibitionist

noun pro·hi·bi·tion·ist \ ˌprō-ə-ˈbi-sh(ə-)nist also ˌprō-hə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prohibitionist

: one who favors prohibition; especiallycapitalized : a member of a U.S. political party advocating prohibition

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First Known Use of prohibitionist

1830


PROHIBITIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

prohibitionist

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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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