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centralism

[sen-truh-liz-uh m] /ˈsɛn trəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a centralizing system; centralization.
Origin of centralism
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35; central1 + -ism
Related forms
centralist, noun, adjective
centralistic
[sen-truh-lis-tik] /ˌsɛn trəˈlɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
anticentralism, noun
anticentralist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for centralist
Historical Examples
  • Now I hear it called a centralist party, a monarchist party.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters
  • The policy of the convention was centralist on strike and decentralist on free-speech fights.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • On the one hand we see conservatives, authoritarian and centralist in trend, the devotees of "Studententum" of the old style.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • On the whole, the centralist troops never fared poorly in subsistence.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
  • This was part of the centralist revolution, for which see our volume xix, p. 271, note 96 (Gregg).

  • The centralist system, which Mazarin was perfecting in France, was thus established in Canada.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • He seized an opportunity to desert the federal republican party, and joined the centralist faction.

  • The constitution of 1848 was the work of a combination of centralist elements which acquired the general designation of Radicals.

    The Governments of Europe

    Frederic Austin Ogg
  • Another million tons had been shipped into the territories occupied by the centralist troops.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
British Dictionary definitions for centralist

centralism

/ˈsɛntrəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
Derived Forms
centralist, noun, adjective
centralistic, adjective
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