abstentionist

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Etymology[edit]

abstention +‎ -ist

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Noun[edit]

abstentionist (plural abstentionists)

  1. A practitioner or advocate of not getting involved politically. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
    An abstentionist only has influence through public opinion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 9