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statism

[ stey-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈsteɪ tɪz əm /
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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.

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Origin of statism

First recorded in 1600–10; state + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM statism

an·ti·stat·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for statism

statism
/ (ˈsteɪtɪzəm) /

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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