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interventionism

[in-ter-ven-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the policy or doctrine of intervening, especially government interference in the affairs of another state or in domestic economic affairs.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; intervention + -ism
Related forms
interventionist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the web for interventionist
  • interventionist politicians usually allege market failure to justify their interventions.
  • Older respondents were more interventionist and less noninterventionist than were younger respondents.
British Dictionary definitions for interventionist

interventionist

/ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃənɪst/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or advocating intervention, esp in the affairs of a foreign country
noun
2.
an interventionist person or state
Derived Forms
interventionism, noun
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Word Origin and History for interventionist

interventionism

n.

1923, from intervention + -ism. Interventionist, as a noun, is recorded from 1839.

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