dirigisme

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dirigisme (diːriːˈʒiːzəm)
 
n
control by the state of economic and social matters
 
[C20: from French]
 
dirig'iste
 
adj

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Main Entry:  dirigisme
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  economic planning and control by the state; also, state control of social matters
Etymology:  1951; Fr. fr diriger 'to direct'
Usage:  dirigiste (adj.)
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