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statism Line breaks: stat¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪtɪz(ə)m/

Definition of statism in English:


[mass noun]
A political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs: the rise of authoritarian statism
More example sentences
  • The split will be between the two philosophies of big government statism and small government constitutionalism.
  • Liberalism, welfare statism, mixed economyism, socialism, fascism, communism, national socialism and statist conservatism have all been resounding failures.
  • Nowhere was it tried - and I mean real socialism, not welfare statism - where tyranny, misery, poverty, fear and oppression failed to follow.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • I see the members across the Chamber are proud of the fact that they believe in a statist, socialist background.
  • Today's ‘Democratic liberals’ are big central government statists who are functional isolationists.
  • In lieu of which, they may want to read his glib, intelligent, and slightly funny explanation of market anarchy and why it's the best bet for statists and socialists.
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