Progressionist
Progressionist Pro*gres"sion*ist, n. [1913 Webster] 1. One who holds to a belief in the progression of society toward perfection. [1913 Webster]

2. One who maintains the doctrine of progression in organic forms; -- opposed to {uniformitarian}. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]


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