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redistributive

[ree-di-strib-yuh-tiv]
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adjective Economics.
  1. favoring, supporting, or practicing income redistribution: the redistributive effects of public spending.
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Origin of redistributive

First recorded in 1880–85; redistribute + -ive
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adj.

1860, from redistribute + -ive. Related: Redistributively.

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