noun Date: 1925 the political, economic, and social principles advocated by Trotsky; especially the theory and practice of communism developed by or associated with Trotsky and usually including adherence to the concept of worldwide revolution as opposed to socialism in one country • Trotskyist noun or adjectiveTrotskyite noun or adjective

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