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unilateralism

[ yoo-nuh-lat-er-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌyu nəˈlæt ər əˌlɪz əm /
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noun

the advocacy or pursuit of a unilateral policy, especially in disarmament.

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Origin of unilateralism

First recorded in 1925–30; unilateral + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM unilateralism

u·ni·lat·er·al·ist, noun, adjective
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Cultural definitions for unilateralism

unilateralism
[ (yooh-nuh-lat-uhr-uh-liz-uhm) ]

Action initiated or taken by a single nation rather than by two nations (see bilateralism) (see also bilateralism) or several (see multilateralism). For example, a nation might choose to disarm unilaterally in the hope that others will follow. (See recognition.)

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