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Jeffersonian

1799 (n.), 1800 (adj.), in reference to the politics and policies of U.S. politician and statesman Thomas Jefferson, first great leader of the Democratic Party and president 1801-09. The surname, literally "son of Geoffrey," is attested from mid-14c.; in Middle English also Jeffrison, Geffreysone, Geffrason. Jeffersonianism is from 1804 in reference to the political beliefs of Thomas Jefferson; often it means advocacy of the greatest possible individual and local freedom and corresponding restriction of the national government.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Jeffersonian from WordNet
1
Jeffersonian (n.)
a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles;
2
Jeffersonian (adj.)
relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories;
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