Definition of labourism in English:

labourism

Line breaks: la¦bour|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪbərɪz(ə)m
 
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(US laborism)

noun

[mass noun]
The principles of a Labour Party or the labour movement.
More example sentences
  • Bird vigorously pushed a heady mix of laborism and state capitalism that came to be known locally as milk and water socialism.
  • A continuity of labourism also emerged within a new stream of thought, utilising a neo-Marxist functionalism, and emphasising the limits of reform within a liberal and capitalist society.
  • Watson mastered this complex situation, reaffirming the pragmatism which anchored the Labor Party and which was inherent in the political forms of laborism derived from time-honoured trade unionism.

Derivatives

labourist

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • This labourist strategy came to dominate the political economy in Australia in the years after the Second World War in the form of the male wage-earners’ welfare state.
  • Definitively, a labourist ideology will have its bases in the trade union movement and see conciliation and arbitration as the most beneficial means of industrial relations.
  • The labourists, all of them from private sector unions, had a largely uniform opinion of the solidarity movement.

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