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Jacksonian Tweet Definition of Jacksonian Like Definition of Jacksonian on Facebook
noun
  1. An adherent of Andrew Jackson"s politics and policies, or one who admires Jackson as a historical figure.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to someone whose last name was Jackson.
  2. Of or pertaining to Jacksonian seizures, characteristic of certain forms of epilepsy (after wikipedia:John Hughlings Jackson, John Hughlings Jackson).
Jeffersonian Tweet Definition of Jeffersonian Like Definition of Jeffersonian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A follower of Thomas Jefferson, or an advocate of his political theories.
adjective (wikipedia, Jeffersonian democracy)
  1. Of, or relating to w:Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, or his political theories.
joker Tweet Definition of joker Like Definition of joker on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who makes jokes.
  2. (slang) A funny person
  3. A jester.
  4. A playing card that features a picture of a joker (that is, a jester) and that may be used as a wild card in some card games.
  5. An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.
Some joker keeps changing this web page.
  1. (context, New Zealand English, colloquial) A man.
judiciary Tweet Definition of judiciary Like Definition of judiciary on Facebook
noun (judiciaries)
  1. The court system and judges considered collectively, the judicial branch of government.
junket Tweet Definition of junket Like Definition of junket on Facebook
noun
  1. feast, banquet
  2. picnic
  3. dessert of flavored milk and rennet; also, the brand name of a specific line of deserts of that type.
  4. a trip or errand made by a public official at public expense with dubious public benefit
  5. gaming 20-40 table gaming rooms for which the capacity and limits change daily. Junket rooms are often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.
junta Tweet Definition of junta Like Definition of junta on Facebook
noun
  1. A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially, the grand council of state in Spain.
  2. The ruling council of a military dictatorship.
junto Tweet Definition of junto Like Definition of junto on Facebook
noun (plural juntos)
  1. a group of persons joined for a common purpose
justice Tweet Definition of justice Like Definition of justice on Facebook
noun
  1. the state of being just or fair
  2. the ideal of fairness, esp. with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing (justice was served)
  3. punishment of a person who wronged one (to demand justice)
  4. (also attrib.) the civil power dealing with law (Ministry of Justice; the justice system)
  5. a judge of certain courts; also as a title (Chief Justice; puisne justice; Mr. Justice Krever)
Justice of the Peace Tweet Definition of Justice of the Peace Like Definition of Justice of the Peace on Facebook
noun
  1. A judicial officer.

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