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Gaullism Line breaks: Gaull|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊlɪz(ə)m/

Definition of Gaullism in English:


[mass noun]
The principles and policies of Charles de Gaulle, characterized by conservatism, nationalism, and advocacy of centralized government.
Example sentences
  • Circumstances, though, made it more important for de Gaulle that the nationalist principles of Gaullism be observed.
  • Does Gaullism, a tempered nationalism adapted to the late twentieth century, have any significance beyond the borders of France?
  • The dominant ideologies were less statist Gaullism or statist socialism but a liberalism that had had a poor track record in France since the Revolution but that now penetrated the thinking of all the major parties.


1940s: from French Gaullisme.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːlɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • These trends were encouraged by highly interventionist Gaullist governments, which also fostered the continuation of other changes that had begun under the Fourth Republic.
  • It began on the evening of November 21, called by four unions that cited fears that the Gaullist government intends to privatise the rail network.
  • To put an end to class struggle, Gaullists hope to make use of participation, a nineteenth-century concept of which the general spoke frequently, but which he allowed his associates to ignore.

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