Noun Abstentionist Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abstentionist

Pronunciation:

/əbˈstɛnʃ(ə)nɪst//əbˈstɛnʃənɪst/

Definition:
1.

noun

A person who refrains from exercising his or her vote.

    adjective

    Characterized by the practise or support of political abstention.


      noun

      1. the refusal of a government to participate in international relations or alliances that it regards as detrimental to its interests.

      Origin:

      abstentionism

      Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Standard (London). From abstention + -ist, after French abstentionniste, noun and adjective.

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