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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

(sometimes capital) a person who favours prohibition, esp of alcoholic beverages


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