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expansionist (n.)

1874, American English, in reference to money policy; by 1884 as "one who advocates the expansion of the territory of his nation," from expansion + -ist. Related: Expansionism.

updated on September 30, 2014

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Definitions of expansionist from WordNet

expansionist (adj.)
of or involving or guided by expansionism;
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