statism

[stey-tiz-uh m]
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noun

the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.
support of or belief in the sovereignty of a state, usually a republic.

Origin of statism

First recorded in 1600–10; state + -ism
Related formsan·ti·stat·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for statism

Historical Examples of statism

  • Naturally enough, the criticisms of the syndicalists are leveled chiefly against political action, parliamentarism, and Statism.

  • Marden was as old as the New System of statism and inhumanity that had started off disguised as social-democracy.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • His theory is not merely Statism (tatisme); it is pure despotism.



British Dictionary definitions for statism

statism

noun

the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government
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Word Origin and History for statism
n.

c.1600, in reference to church-state matters; 1919 as the opposite of individualism; from state (n.) + -ism.

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