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welfarism

[wel-fair-iz-uh m, -fai-riz-]
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noun
  1. the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state.
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Origin of welfarism

First recorded in 1945–50; welfare + -ism
Related formswel·far·ist, noun, adjective
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welfarism

noun
  1. policies or attitudes associated with a welfare state
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Derived Formswelfarist, noun
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