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pronatalism

[ proh-neyt-l-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the policy or practice of encouraging the bearing of children, especially government support of a higher birthrate.


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Other Words From

  • pro·natal·ist noun adjective
  • pro·natal·istic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pronatalism1

1935–40; pro- 1 + natal (in a sense perhaps influenced by French natalité birthrate) + -ism

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