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.

Nearby words

  1. welfare island,
  2. welfare mother,
  3. welfare state,
  4. welfare statism,
  5. welfare work,
  6. welkin,
  7. welkom,
  8. well,
  9. well advised,
  10. well and good

Origin of welfarism

First recorded in 1945–50; welfare + -ism

Related formswel·far·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for welfarist

welfarism

/ (ˈwɛlˌfɛərɪzəm) /

noun

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

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