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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.


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


(ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ə nɪst)

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


A. ADJprohibicionista
B. Nprohibicionista mf


nProhibitionist(in) m(f)
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Try to sort the myths from the truth and don't blindly repeat prohibitionist tropes such as the Gateway Theory or the like.
As was probably inevitable, long-standing tensions between proponents of a "prohibitionist" approach to narcotic control and those promoting "harm reduction" resurfaced during this meeting.
After a century of prohibitionist drug policies, with vast resources poured into law and military enforcement and increasingly severe punishments imposed for drug use and supply, the world is very far from achieving the drug-free world envisaged by the last UN General Assembly Special Session (Ungass) on the world drug problem in 1998.
After studying the issue closely, I've come to the conclusion that a limited legal trade in ivory is likely to help elephants more than the current prohibitionist regime.
We will not watch prohibitionist policies drive our country over a cliff."
Churchill was MP from 1908 to 1922 and one of his perennial opponents was Edwin Scrymgeour, his absolute polar opposite Scrymgeour was a Prohibitionist, fervent fighter against the Demon Drink.
The current prohibitionist laws do not work, cannot work and will never work - it didn't work in the 1920s and 1930s when America prohibited alcohol, and it isn't working now on cannabis.
The conservative prohibitionist view is the one that dominates the current politics regarding drug policy in most countries, namely the USA, and Latin American countries as Colombia (Gaviria & Mejia, 2011).
The latter will be the first Prohibitionist memeber to sit in the House of Commons.
In "The Prohibitionist Curse" (March), Matt Welch mentions the "resource curse" that seems to afflict nations "blessed" with abundant resources.
THE ANCHOR BABY PROHIBITIONIST CAN CERTAINLY FIND anecdotal evidence to support their broad suspicions, but most of the people having children in America, whatever their legal or visa status, do so because they are open to life and want to be a family together.
Further, Calvin was not a prohibitionist or strict sabbatarian.