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centralism

[sen-truh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a centralizing system; centralization.
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Origin of centralism

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; central1 + -ism
Related formscen·tral·ist, noun, adjectivecen·tral·is·tic [sen-truh-lis-tik] /ˌsɛn trəˈlɪs tɪk/, adjectivean·ti·cen·tral·ism, nounan·ti·cen·tral·ist, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
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Derived Formscentralist, noun, adjectivecentralistic, adjective
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