welfarism

[ wel-fair-iz-uh m, -fai-riz- ]
/ ˈwɛlˌfɛər ɪz əm, -fɛəˌrɪz- /

noun

the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state.

Origin of welfarism

First recorded in 1945–50; welfare + -ism

Related forms

wel·far·ist, noun, adjective
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welfarism

/ (ˈwɛlˌfɛərɪzəm) /

noun

policies or attitudes associated with a welfare state

Derived Forms

welfarist, noun
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