Definitions

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  • n. An advocate for a metallic currency, or a paper currency always convertible into gold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An advocate for a metallic currency, or a paper currency always convertible into gold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An advocate of or a believer in bullionism.

Etymologies

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bullion +‎ -ist

Examples

  • And historically, some of the first settlers to America -- Christian separatist pilgrims -- were indeed seeking religious liberty, but they arrived at Plymouth 13 years after European bullionist policies had already sent the Virginia Company to settle Jamestown.

    Stuart Whatley: 'War on Christmas' Comes to the Fore

  • If you talked of hard-money, you were denounced as a Benton bullionist; if you talked of credit, you were called a Whig banker, plotting to devour the poor; and the calmest phrases of science were turned into the shibboleths of an internecine warfare.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Ever since the bank suspension of 1837, I have been a bullionist, and sustained that doctrine in the Senate of the United

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Currency and banking are, at certain seasons, subjects of absorbing interest, and, for the last seventy years, the discussions over them have been numerous and voluminous almost beyond example, and yet we remember no case in which a bullionist called a paper-money man bad names, or in which a friend of free banking accused a restrictionist of defrauding the poor or defacing tombstones.

    Reflections and Comments 1865-1895

  • March, 1811, was under the impression that Perceval would adopt sound views on the currency question, and was not aware that he was strongly anti-bullionist.

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

  • Also included is a comprehensive treatment of the bullionist versus the anti-bullionist and the currency versus banking school controversies in the first half of the nineteenth century, and their influence outside Great Britain.

    Mises Dailies

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  • Once thought consigned to history's mist

    Some notions, like zombies, persist;

    Thus silver and gold

    Have a mystical hold

    On the mind of the credulous bullionist.

    September 22, 2015