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a person who favors or advocates .
(initial capital letter) a member of the Prohibition party.
Contemporary Examples

In the end, however, the prohibitionist side seems to benefit most of all.
Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea Tony Doukopil October 28, 2012

Historical Examples

“Drink is Scotland’s greatest sin,” said a prohibitionist speaker at Glasgow.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 22, 1920 Various

Then, recanting previous opinions, I became a prohibitionist.
American Notes Rudyard Kipling

Among the early prominent American characters the total abstainer was a rare article, and the prohibitionist almost unknown.
Americana Ebrietatis Hewson L. Peeke

This animal would also appear to have been something of a prohibitionist.
The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham

At that time he was a Methodist, a prohibitionist and was not a pensioner.
Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry Andrew Brown

He had not known that he was a prohibitionist; he had become one suddenly!
King Coal Upton Sinclair

On the other hand, the Otago Witness, although a strongly temperance paper, is inclined to explain away the prohibitionist vote.
Sober by Act of Parliament Fred A. McKenzie

On the other hand, I have never come across a prohibitionist among them.
The Children of the Poor Jacob A. Riis

This all left a deep impression on my young mind and made me a prohibitionist long before I knew the meaning of the word.
Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus

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


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