[ jak-soh-nee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Andrew Jackson, his ideas, the period of his presidency, or the political principles or social values associated with him: Jacksonian democracy.

  1. a follower of Andrew Jackson.

Origin of Jacksonian

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; Jackson + -ian

Words Nearby Jacksonian

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How to use Jacksonian in a sentence

  • In the United States, after a generation of conservatism, Jacksonian democracy was to sweep all before it.

    The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
  • Houston was a man after Benton's own heart, and was thoroughly Jacksonian in type.

    Thomas Hart Benton | Theodore Roosevelt
  • After the ceremony was carried out he rose up, a Jacksonian Democrat in name, but a bluer Republican than ever.

  • The drift was inevitable, and the climax came with the advent of Jacksonian democracy.

    History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • This provision stood clear in the document; but judicial ingenuity had circumvented it in the age of Jacksonian Democracy.

    History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

British Dictionary definitions for Jacksonian


/ (dʒækˈsəʊnɪən) /

  1. of or relating to a person surnamed Jackson, esp Andrew Jackson

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