capitalist
I. noun Date: 1781 1. a person who has capital especially invested in business; broadly a person of wealth ; plutocrat 2. a person who favors capitalism II. adjective or capitalistic Date: 1845 1. owning capital <
the capitalist class
>
2. a. practicing or advocating capitalism <
capitalist nations
>
b. marked by capitalism <
capitalist period of history
>
capitalistically adverb

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