Definition of Populism

1. Noun. The political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite.

Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Derivative terms: Populist

Definition of Populism

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

Definition of Populism

1. 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. ¹

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Definition of Populism

1. populists' doctrines [n -S]

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Literary usage of Populism

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1. The New Nation by Frederic Logan Paxson (1915)
"CHAPTER XIII populism THE election of 1890 stunned and bewildered both old parties. ... populism was engendered by local troubles in the West and South, ..."

2. The Constitutional History of the United States, 1765/1895 by Francis Newton Thorpe (1901)
"v great stride of the American people toward populism. Its h ?, practical effect, which was to be too far-reaching even to ' estimate, dates from Jackson's ..."

3. Third Party Movements Since the Civil War, with a Special Reference to Iowa by Frederick Emory Haynes, State Historical Society of Iowa (1916)
"... XXIII THE CLIMAX OF populism IN IOWA In 1896 the one absorbing issue in Iowa, as well as in the United States at large, was the free coinage of silver. ..."

4. Russian Sociology: A Contribution to the History of Sociological Thought and by Julius Friedrich Hecker (1915)
"Herzen, the Precursor of Russian populism The thought which Belinsky seized upon in the latter years of his life was brilliantly developed by Herzen,8 the ..."

5. Recent History of the United States by Frederic Logan Paxson (1921)
"CHAPTER XVII populism THE social changes of the eighties brought statehood to seven Territories and internal reconstruction to the near-by States. ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"... the minority report signers and their adherents, about 200 in number, including all active advocates of woman suffrage, free silver, and populism, ..."

7. People and Problems: A Collection of Addresses and Editorials by Fabian Franklin (1908)
"... favorite horse was fed, and has placed this story on a level with that of his phenomenal atrocities. It is an instinctive and just requirement of our ..."

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