the political philosophy of the People’s party.
(lowercase) any of various, often antiestablishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that offer unorthodox solutions or policies and appeal to the common person rather than according with traditional party or partisan ideologies.
(lowercase) grass-roots democracy; working-class activism; egalitarianism.
(lowercase) representation or extolling of the common person, the working class, the underdog, etc.:
populism in the arts.
a political strategy based on a calculated appeal to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people
1893; see populist + -ism. Originally in reference to the political theories of the U.S. Populist Party (also People’s Party).
The belief that greater popular participation in government and business is necessary to protect individuals from exploitation by inflexible bureaucracy and financial conglomerates. “Power to the people” is a famous populist slogan.
favoring or advocating , change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor. making toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community. characterized by such , or by continuous improvement. (initial capital […]
the act of . the legal of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks for common consumption. (often initial capital letter) the period (1920–33) when the Eighteenth Amendment was in force and alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S. a law or decree that forbids. Historical Examples Grady would […]
a person who favors or advocates . (initial capital letter) a member of the Prohibition party. Historical Examples Both prohibitionist and anti-prohibitionist supported the unique effort, which was a gigantic educational clinic. Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling noun (sometimes capital) a person who favours prohibition, esp of alcoholic beverages
a member of a group of Protestants that arose in the 16th century within the Church of England, demanding the simplification of doctrine and worship, and greater strictness in religious discipline: during part of the 17th century the Puritans became a powerful political party. (lowercase) a person who is strict in moral or religious matters, […]