pertaining to or advocating the political principles and doctrines of Thomas 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 ofThomas Jefferson or Jeffersonianism.
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- an·ti-Jef·fer·so·ni·an, adjective, noun
- Jef·fer·so·ni·an·ism, noun
- pro-Jef·fer·so·ni·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Jeffersonian in a sentence
Many features — from the six Jeffersonian domes that top the building to the yellow steel beams scattered throughout — mimic those in other parts of the airport.So long, Gate 35X: New Reagan National concourse a bright spot as travel rebounds across D.C. region | Lori Aratani | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Healey describes his politics as "libertarian in some aspects, Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative."
It was an accomplishment of historic proportions, notes historian Abrahamson, of “a transformed Jeffersonian vision.”In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many factors ultimately undermined the first old agrarian Jeffersonian dream.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that his feelings for Hamilton led to a government and a country that became Hamiltonian rather than Jeffersonian.
Have they not been, ever since that inauguration day, the cardinal principles of Jeffersonian democracy?Nullification, Secession Webster's Argument and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions | Caleb William Loring
I am now, as I have ever been, true and faithful to the principles of Jeffersonian Democracy.Politics of Alabama | J. C. (Joseph Columbus) Manning
It starts with the idea of reproducing the Jeffersonian Ordinance.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20) | Charles Sumner
There had been a long inclination on Jackson's part to the Jeffersonian policy.Martin Van Buren | Edward M. Shepard
Jeffersonian democracy, therefore, seems now to be nothing more than a meaningless form of expression.The Facts of Reconstruction | John R. Lynch