Definition of Babouvist in English:

Babouvist

(also Babouviste)

noun

Politics
  • A follower or supporter of Babeuf or his beliefs, most notably the doctrine of universal equality of income and the abolition of private property; specifically a member of any of various 19th-cent. French political organizations espousing this principle.

adjective

Politics
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Babeuf, the Babouvists, or their beliefs.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French Babouviste from the name of François Noël (pseudonym ‘Gracchus’) Babeuf, French revolutionary + -iste.

Pronunciation

Babouvist

/bəˈbuːvɪst/