Babouvist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Babouviste, corresponding to Babeuf +‎ -ist.

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Noun[edit]

Babouvist (plural Babouvists)

  1. (politics) A supporter or follower of François-Noël Babeuf or his ideas, including universal equal income and the abolition of private property.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 510:
      At the end of the month, Merlin ordered the disbanding of the Police Legion, which had been infiltrated by the Babouvists.