One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Politics and Sociology. Designating or relating to a political party or system which urges political participation, especially a non-democratic or totalitarian government which seeks to achieve this through coercion.
2Geology. Of or relating to mobilism. Now chiefly historical.
Geology. A person who believes in mobilism, or in its application in a particular case. Now chiefly historical.
1960s. From mobile + -ist, after mobilism.
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