1. often Fascist An advocate or adherent of fascism.
2. A reactionary or dictatorial person.
1. often Fascist Of, advocating, or practicing fascism.
2. Fascist Of or relating to the regime of the Fascisti.
[Italian fascista, from fascio, group; see FASCISM.]
fas·cistic (fə-shĭstĭk) adj.
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