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moderationist

[mod-uh-rey-shuh-nist] /ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who favors, supports, or promotes moderation.
Origin of moderationist
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; moderation + -ist
Related forms
promoderationist, adjective, noun
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  • Mr. Spence from his appearance was fairly entitled to be called a moderationist.

    A Romantic Young Lady

    Robert Grant

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