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statism

[stey-tiz-uh m] /ˈsteɪ tɪz əm/
noun
1.
the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.
2.
support of or belief in the sovereignty of a state, usually a republic.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; state + -ism
Related forms
antistatism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-statism

statism

/ˈsteɪtɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government
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Word Origin and History for anti-statism

statism

n.

c.1600, in reference to church-state matters; 1919 as the opposite of individualism; from state (n.) + -ism.

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