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[kawr-puh-ruh-tiz-uh m, -pruh-tiz-] /ˈkɔr pə rəˌtɪz əm, -prəˌtɪz-/
the principles, doctrine, or system of corporative organization of a political unit, as a city or state.
Also, corporativism
[kawr-puh-rey-tuh-viz-uh m, -per-uh-tuh-, -pruh-] /ˈkɔr pəˌreɪ təˌvɪz əm, -pər ə tə-, -prə-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of corporatism
1885-90; corporate + -ism
Related forms
corporatist, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for corporatism
  • Both parties endorse the welfare state and corporatism.
  • Inflationism and corporatism engenders protectionism and trade wars.
  • Certainly the ideologists of corporatism cannot hear us.
  • As corporatism developed, employers spent more on accident prevention, and enticed more employees to jump on the safety bandwagon.
British Dictionary definitions for corporatism


/ˈkɔːpərɪtɪzəm; -prɪtɪzəm/
the organization of a state on a corporative basis
Derived Forms
corporatist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for corporatism

1890, from corporate + -ism. Used over the years in various senses of corporate, in 1920s-30s often with reference to fascist collectivism.

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