The taking over of private property by a national government.
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Cultural definitions for nationalization (2 of 2)
A government takeover of a private business.
Example sentences from the Web for nationalization
Less pragmatic, it calls for a nationalization of the banking and insurance sectors.
Executives at BofA and Citi on Friday put out word that they had so much capital that nationalization was out of the question.
So what would we see then—nationalization of the banking system?
The nationalization of schools was followed in 1934 by a far-reaching reorganization of the whole school system.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
Of course, none of the causes of nationalization here enumerated operated in entire isolation.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
He demanded the nationalization of the possessions of the clergy, and the right of all citizens to carry arms.
The inhabitants have been baptized Germans, but very few of them have taken voluntarily, their first communion of nationalization.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
It might be thought that the nationalization of the land would solve the problem.Socialism As It Is|William English Walling