- the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
- the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
- Chiefly Sociology.
- 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.
Origin of centralization
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Examples from the Web for over-centralization
Historical Examples of over-centralization
France under the Ancien Rgime was suffering all the evils that result from over-centralization and "red tape."A History of England
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