- a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a central group or institution.
- concentration of control or power in a few individuals.
Related formsan·ti·cen·tral·i·za·tion, adjective, nouno·ver·cen·tral·i·za·tion, nounpro·cen·tral·i·za·tion, adjectivere·cen·tral·i·za·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for centralization
But Tocqueville in fact distinguished between two kinds of centralization: centralized administration and centralized government.
Grievances over the centralization of power downtown (with its latte-sipping elites, and so on) still runs strong.
Centralization leaves information vulnerable: to fraud, to surveillance, to sale.
All of the apparatuses of centralization need to be subject to reconsideration.
Perhaps the greatest lack in expositions of this type is centralization.Expository Writing|Mervin James Curl
Their main idea is to keep up for their own purposes that centralization which has so long been the bane of this country.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
Such was the effect with those who cared little, anyway, about this centralization.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
What he was in these outer circles of his influence, he was, to all the centralization of his virtues, in the heart of his family.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
The centralization of country schools has been forced by the logic of circumstances.The Challenge of the Country|George Walter Fiske