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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.
  • n. The movement organized around this philosophy.
  • n. The philosophy of the Populist Party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A political doctrine or philosophy that proposes that the rights and powers of ordinary people are exploited by a privileged elite, and supports their struggle to overcome this.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The political doctrines advocated by the People's party.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The political principles and policies of the Populists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

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