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centralism

Line breaks: cen¦tral|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntr(ə)lɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of centralism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The control of disparate activities and organizations under a single authority: the campaign against perceived European centralism
More example sentences
  • They were opposed by a Conservative party, which supported royal absolutism and bureaucratic centralism.
  • Ultimately, this new centralism strengthened the authority of the Church, while the revival of popular forms of religious practice (such as the veneration of saints) further increased its appeal.
  • At this stage, the emphasis in any national or international organisation has to be on democracy and openness rather than on top-down centralism.

Derivatives

centralist

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • In 1966 he toppled Rankovi, the leading Serbian Communist and centralist, and permitted the transfer of significant powers to the republics and autonomous provinces.
  • Serbians conceived of the country as a Greater Serbia with a centralist government, while Federalist Croatians and Slovenians demanded that each republic have a strong voice in the government.
  • However, the junta's advocacy of a centralist rather than federal government, one based on a constitutional monarchy, led to its downfall in late 1812.

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