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governmentalism

[guhv-ern-men-tl-iz-uh m, -er-men-] /ˌgʌv ərnˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm, -ərˈmɛn-/
noun
1.
the trend toward expansion of the government's role, range of activities, or power.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; governmental + -ism
Related forms
governmentalist, noun
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