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statist1

[stey-tist]
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noun
  1. an advocate of statism.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a statist or statism.

Origin of statist1

First recorded in 1575–85; state + -ist

statist2

[stat-ist]
noun
  1. statistician.

Origin of statist2

shortened form
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statist

noun
  1. an advocate of statism
  2. a less common name for a statistician
  3. archaic a politician or statesman
adjective
  1. of, characteristic of, advocating, or relating to statism
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Word Origin and History for statist

n.

1580s, "statesman;" 1976 as "supporter of statism;" 1960 as an adjective in this sense; from state (n.) + -ist.

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