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English definition of “socialist”

socialist

noun [C] uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪst/ us    /ˈsoʊ-/
a supporter of socialism or member of a socialist political party: He was a socialist all his life.Politics

socialist

adjective uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪst/ us    /ˈsoʊ-/
supporting or relating to socialism: socialist policiesPolitics
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