Definition of localist in US English:

localist

noun & adjective

  • See localism

    • ‘To avoid too many losers, the local tax take will actually shrink, with even more contributed from Whitehall - which is an odd policy for a localist party.’
    • ‘This argument at first appears to be localist, since it's modeled after the localist argument that if you don't like local mores and laws, you can always move.’
    • ‘That's right, though the Founding Fathers were always worried about localist emotions taking over a political process that they believed should be rational-legal.’
    • ‘The real political debate is between the centralisers and the localists.’
    • ‘He claims, hilariously, to be against red tape and to have been ‘a localist before the phrase was invented’.’