- 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
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Examples from the Web for jeffersonianism
He, as a Federalist, had opposed Jefferson and Jeffersonianism.Sustained honor
John R. Musick,
Word Origin and History for jeffersonianism
1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. revolutionary and president Thomas Jefferson.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper