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protective system

noun, Economics.
protectionism (def 1).
Origin of protective system
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Whence came this idea of establishing the protective system?

  • To them America owes, for good or evil, her protective system.

  • But most of the party leaders had opposed tampering with the protective system.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • These are striking exemplifications of the workings of a protective system.

  • He was for the protective system—he was against it: I agree to it.

    Quodlibet John P. Kennedy
  • It is to abolish the monopoly-building part of the protective system.

  • I at present will say this, that as long as America adheres to the protective system your commercial primacy is secure.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • He either did not comprehend the relation of the slavery interests to the protective system or disregarded it.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • In fact many of the ablest Southern leaders foresaw the establishment of a protective system in the South.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • Calhoun and other Southern men thought that this difference in the rate of progress was due to the protective system.

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