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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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  • He now left the radical party and, like many another reformer in office, became conservative and joined the centralists.

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    Susan Hale
  • Meantime the centralists worked indefatigably to defeat the settlement with Bohemia.

British Dictionary definitions for centralists

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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