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population at risk
Population Commission
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populist definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an advocate of democratic principles [syn: democrat, populist]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Latin populus the people Date: 1892 1. a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized a member of a United States political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies 2. a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people populism noun populistic adjective II. adjective Date: 1893 1. often capitalized of, relating to, or characterized by populism 2. a. popular 1 b. popular 2

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a member or adherent of a political party seeking support mainly from the ordinary people. --adj. of or relating to such a political party. Derivatives: populism n. populistic adj. Etymology: L populus people

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Populist Pop"u*list, n. [L. populus people + -ist.] (U. S. Politics) A member of the People's party. -- Pop`u*lis"tic, a.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(populists) If you describe a politician or an artist as populist, you mean that they claim to care about the interests and opinions of ordinary people rather than those of a small group. (FORMAL) ...Jose Sarney, the current populist president... ? elitist ADJ: usu ADJ n A populist is someone who expresses populist views. ? elitist N-COUNT


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