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restrictionism

[ri-strik-shuh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈstrɪk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; restriction + -ism
Related forms
restrictionist, noun
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