President Obama saved 1,000 jobs by embracing a protectionist policy on tires.
The FN has become a protectionist, anticapitalist party of the dislocated working classes.
Then there is always Congress, threatening a rash of protectionist bills directed solely at China.
Thus was formed the protectionist party, strictly so called.
Yet in the protectionist dispensation, this has become an article of faith.
This argument is constantly recurring in all writings of the protectionist school.
It was protectionist so long as it suited its purpose to be so.
But the difficulty of his position lay in his having been brought into power as a protectionist.
As to himself he had never been and was not now "a protectionist."
My excuse is that the spirit of the protectionist breathes in almost every page he has written.
in the economics sense, 1841, from French protectionniste (in political economy sense, protection is attested from 1789). As an adjective by 1843.