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distributism

[dih-strib-yoo-tiz-uh m] /dɪˈstrɪb yʊˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
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-uh m] /ˌdɪs trəˈbyu ʃəˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; distribut(e) + -ism
Related forms
distributist, noun, adjective
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