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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his political attitudes and theories.
A follower of Thomas Jefferson or a proponent of his politics.

Jef′fer·so′ni·an·ism n.
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(ˌdʒɛf ərˈsoʊ ni ən)

1. of or pertaining to Thomas Jefferson or his political principles.
2. a supporter of Thomas Jefferson or his principles.
Jef`fer•so′ni•an•ism, n.
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Noun1.Jeffersonian - a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Jeffersonian - relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories; "Jeffersonian democracy"
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