As I understand, the word Fascism must be capitalised, while the adjective fascist should not. But what if "Fascist" is used as a noun?

Eg: "The headmaster was enlisted in the National Fascist Party and therefore he was a Fascist"

Thanks for the help.


There’s no reason why either the adjective or the noun should bear an initial capital letter, unless it forms part of the name of something, such as the organisation you mention.

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    That is to say, whether the headmaster was a Fascist is a matter of record; whether he was a fascist is a matter of opinion. – Tim Lymington Dec 22 '13 at 12:36
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    Perhaps the most obvious distinction is between the common adjective 'liberal' and the proper-noun (and proper-adjective) 'Liberal'. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 22 '13 at 15:34

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