distributist

distributism

[dih-strib-yoo-tiz-uhm]
noun
a socioeconomic theory and system advocating widespread ownership of private property and the means of production: based on late 19th-century Catholic teachings on economic and social justice.
Also called distributivism, distributionism [dis-truh-byoo-shuh-niz-uhm] .


Origin:
1920–25; distribut(e) + -ism

distributist, noun, adjective
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