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Socred

Line breaks: So¦cred
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊkrɛd
 
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Definition of Socred in English:

noun

Canadian
A political party or an individual advocating social credit: [as modifier]: the heart of Socred country many federal Liberals had become closet Socreds
More example sentences
  • In the Day family, Stock's father, Stockwell Day Sr., ran for the federal Socreds against the New Democrat Party's Tommy Douglas in Vancouver in 1972.
  • While the Socreds and Republicans alike possessed firmly-held beliefs, especially on economic and fiscal matters, each party none the less showed remarkable flexibility on potentially-divisive social policy questions.
  • A new book reveals that Heinlein, at least early in his life, was a Socred, a believer in the Social Credit movement that came to power in Alberta in 1935.

Origin

1950s: contraction of social credit.

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