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pro·hi·bi·tion·ist

 (prō′ə-bĭsh′ə-nĭst)
n.
1. One in favor of outlawing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
2. often Prohibitionist A member or supporter of the Prohibition Party.

pro′hi·bi′tion·ism n.

prohibitionist

(ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) a person who favours prohibition, esp of alcoholic beverages
ˌprohiˈbitionism n

pro•hi•bi•tion•ist

(ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ə nɪst)

n.
1. a person who supports prohibition.
2. (cap.) a member of the Prohibition Party.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
Translations

prohibitionist

[ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst]
A. ADJprohibicionista
B. Nprohibicionista mf

prohibitionist

nProhibitionist(in) m(f)
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