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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The political principles and policies of the Populists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (U. S. Politics) The political doctrines advocated by the People's party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun philosophy 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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