Jeffersonian 1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. revolutionary and president Thomas Jefferson.

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  • Jeffersonian — refers to several fields upon which the U.S. President Thomas Jefferson had an impact:*Jeffersonian Model *Jeffersonian architecture *Jeffersonian political philosophy *Jeffersonian democracy *The Democratic Republican Party (United States) were… …   Wikipedia

  • Jeffersonian — Jef fer*so ni*an, a. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson (third President of the United States) or his political doctrines, which were those of the Republicanism of his time, as opposed to those of the Federalists. n. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jeffersonian — ☆ Jeffersonian [jef΄ər sō′nē ən ] adj. of or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his democratic principles n. a follower of Thomas Jefferson Jeffersonianism n …   English World dictionary

  • Jeffersonian — I noun a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles • Hypernyms: ↑follower II adjective relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories (Freq. 1) Jeffersonian democracy • Pertains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jeffersonian — adjective see Jefferson I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jeffersonian — Jeffersonianism, n. /jef euhr soh nee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to or advocating the political principles and doctrines of Thomas Jefferson, esp. those stressing minimum control by the central government, the inalienable rights of the individual …   Universalium

  • Jeffersonian — 1. adjective Of, or relating to , or his political theories. 2. noun A follower of Thomas Jefferson, or an advocate of his political theories …   Wiktionary

  • Jeffersonian — n. one who supports Thomas Jefferson or his political doctrines adj. pertaining to the political doctrines of Thomas Jefferson (3rd president of the United States) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jeffersonian — jef·fer·so·nian …   English syllables

  • Jeffersonian — Jef•fer•so•ni•an [[t]ˌdʒɛf ərˈsoʊ ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) gov of or pertaining to Thomas Jefferson or his political principles 2) gov a supporter of Thomas Jefferson or his principles • Etymology: 1790–1800 Jef fer•so′ni•an•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

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