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English definition of “capitalist”

capitalist

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkæpɪtəlɪst/
POLITICS a person who supports capitalism: He is broadly perceived as a free-market capitalist.
ECONOMICS a person who invests large amounts of money in a business or businesses: What is profitable for the individual capitalist may not be beneficial for the system as a whole.
→ See also venture capitalist
(Definition of capitalist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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