American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his political attitudes and theories.
- n. A follower of Thomas Jefferson or a proponent of his politics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (1801-9), and the first great leader of the Democratic (first called Anti-Federal and later Democratic-Republican) party; also, adopting the political theories held by or attributed to Jefferson.
- n. In United States politics, a supporter or an admirer of Thomas Jefferson; one who professes to accept his political doctrines; a Democrat.
- adj. Of, or relating to Thomas Jefferson, or his political theories.
- n. A follower of Thomas Jefferson, or an advocate of his political theories.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson (third President of the United States) or his political doctrines, which were those of the Republicanism of his time, as opposed to those of the Federalists.
- n. a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
- adj. relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories
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“Rock, Howard B., ed. "A Woman's Place in Jeffersonian New York: The View from the Independent Mechanic.”
“This in turn produced a liberal theological reaction where in some Christian quarters a "Jeffersonian"-type de-supernaturalizing of Jesus was in full swing.”
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