- pertaining to or advocating the political principles and doctrines of Thomas Jefferson, especially those stressing minimum control by the central government, the inalienable rights of the individual, and the superiority of an agrarian economy and rural society.
- a supporter of Thomas Jefferson or Jeffersonianism.
Origin of Jeffersonian
Examples from the Web for jeffersonian
Healey describes his politics as "libertarian in some aspects, Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative."How to Run a Statewide Campaign on $38
November 12, 2014
It was an accomplishment of historic proportions, notes historian Abrahamson, of “a transformed Jeffersonian vision.”
Many factors ultimately undermined the first old agrarian Jeffersonian dream.
And that his feelings for Hamilton led to a government and a country that became Hamiltonian rather than Jeffersonian.Yale's Conspiracy of Silence
April 24, 2009
Jeffersonian simplicity is preached; extravagance is practised.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
It is to it that the Jeffersonian doctrines about the "wisdom" of the people would apply.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
It was, however, this up-country which had been the mainstay of the Jeffersonian party.Expansion and Conflict
William E. Dodd
Morton, like Granger, was a Republican and a devoted Jeffersonian.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
One of these, the Jeffersonian, was published weekly, at Albany.Men of Our Times
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Word Origin and History for jeffersonian
1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. revolutionary and president Thomas Jefferson.