- a centralizing system; centralization.
Origin of centralism
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Examples from the Web for centralist
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
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 principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
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