distributism

[ dih-strib-yoo-tiz-uhm ]
/ dɪˈstrɪb yʊˌtɪz əm /

noun

a socioeconomic theory and system advocating widespread ownership of private property and the means of production: based on late 19th-century Catholic teachings on economic and social justice.

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Also called dis·trib·u·tiv·ism, dis·tri·bu·tion·ism [dis-truh-byoo-shuh-niz-uhm] /ˌdɪs trəˈbyu ʃəˌnɪz əm/ .

Origin of distributism

First recorded in 1920–25; distribut(e) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM distributism

dis·trib·u·tist, noun, adjective
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