from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his political attitudes and theories.
- noun A follower of Thomas Jefferson or a proponent of his politics.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun In United States politics, a supporter or an admirer of Thomas Jefferson; one who professes to accept his political doctrines; a Democrat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, or relating to Thomas Jefferson, or his
- noun A follower of Thomas Jefferson, or an advocate of his political theories.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
- adjective relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories
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He was taught by George With, who had taught Thomas Jefferson, and a great many other luminaries of Virginia, so his whole background was what we call Jeffersonian Republicanism.
A superstitious belief in "Jeffersonian" property rights could serve as a useful commitment device regardless of its metaphysical merits.
After a few seasons of increasingly wild explanations, the show doesn't even try to rationalize why the Jeffersonian is CSI.
It is a utopia of human beings living together in Jeffersonian freedom.
And this, coming from a Jeffersonian, is a big deal. —
The people who afterwards became known as Jeffersonian Republicans numbered in their ranks the extremists who had been active as the founders of
The scandal of newspaperdom in Georgia is, of course, Tom Watson, who publishes the "Jeffersonian" -- a misnamed paper if there ever was one -- in the town of Thomson.
Note 37: Howard B. Rock, "A Woman's Place in Jeffersonian New York: The View from the Independent Mechanic,"
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.