Definition of Owenite in English:

Owenite

noun

Politics
  • A supporter or advocate of Robert Owen or his proposed system of social reform.

adjective

Politics
  • Of or relating to Robert Owen or his supporters, or in accordance with his theories of cooperation.

noun

British
Politics
  • A supporter of David Owen or his policies.

adjective

British
Politics
  • Of or relating to David Owen, his policies, or his supporters.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in New-Harmony (lndiana) Gazette. From the name of Robert Owen + -ite<br>1980s; earliest use found in The Economist. From the name of David Anthony Llewellyn Owen (b. 1938), British politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party 1983–7 + -ite.

Pronunciation

Owenite

/ˈəʊɪnʌɪt/