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English definition of “socialist”

socialist

adjective     /ˈsəʊʃəlɪst/ POLITICS, ECONOMICS
supporting or relating to socialism: To a man with his socialist beliefs, the idea of selling his hard-earned scientific knowledge is unthinkable. The last 20 years has seen the transformation of India's sleepy socialist economy into a dynamic engine of internationalization and growth. a socialist country/government/party socialist culture/ideology/politics
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