- a person who favors or advocates prohibition.
- (initial capital letter) a member of the Prohibition party.
Origin of prohibitionist
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Examples from the Web for prohibitionist
In the end, however, the prohibitionist side seems to benefit most of all.Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea
October 29, 2012
Then, recanting previous opinions, I became a prohibitionist.American Notes
They are a compromise, it is true, but that is better than the prohibitionist's vain fight.
Mother, didn't you tell me that the late lamented was not a prohibitionist?Jewel
Clara Louise Burnham
This animal would also appear to have been something of a prohibitionist.The Magnificent Montez
The prohibitionist will say that all this progress has been made in spite of the evils of drink.The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels
J. B. Atwater
- (sometimes capital) a person who favours prohibition, esp of alcoholic beverages
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