the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.

1875–80; < French collectivisme; see collective, -ism

collectivist, noun, adjective
collectivistic, adjective
collectivistically, adverb
noncollectivistic, adjective
procollectivism, noun
procollectivist, adjective, noun
procollectivistic, adjective Unabridged
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collectivism (kəˈlɛktɪˌvɪzəm)
1.  the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
2.  a social system based on this principle

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Word Origin & History

1880, in socialist theory, from collective + -ism. Related: Collectivist (1882 as both n. and adj.), collectivization (1890).
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Example sentences
And she's set her entire collectivist cult against you.
Crops such as rice and corn were raised on collectivist farms, then doled out by the state.
In some collectivist cultures, in fact, time urgency is not only deemphasized but treated with downright hostility.
Such critics express their wish for the supposed higher morality of collectivist forms of government.
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