jeffersonian


jeffersonian

adjective

  1. 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.

noun

  1. a supporter of Thomas Jefferson or Jeffersonianism.

1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. revolutionary and president Thomas Jefferson.

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