1 of or relating to capitalism or capitalists; "a capitalist nation"; "capitalistic methods and incentives" [syn: capitalistic]
1 a conservative advocate of capitalism
2 a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
in support of capitalism
owner of capital
- Finnish: kapitalisti
- The word Capitalist was originally minted by William Thackeray in the sense of one who owns capital, and was more precisely defined by Karl Marx in Das Kapital as one who owned working capital including machinery and made money by letting others work on those machines. Being a capitalist in this original sense does not necessarily mean that one supports capitalism.
- Very recently a Risk Capitalist has come to be used as an equivalent to a Venture Capitalist.
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