collectivism

[ kuh-lek-tuh-viz-uhm ]
/ kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əm /

noun

the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.

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Origin of collectivism

1875–80; <French collectivisme;see collective, -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for collectivism

collectivism
/ (kəˈlɛktɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun

the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
a social system based on this principle

Derived forms of collectivism

collectivist, nouncollectivistic, adjective
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