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[stey-tiz-uh m] /ˈsteɪ tɪz əm/
the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.
support of or belief in the sovereignty of a state, usually a republic.
Origin of statism
1600-10; state + -ism
Related forms
antistatism, noun Unabridged
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  • Making citizenship something that must be earned instead of bestowed at birth would not be nanny-statism.
  • Nationalism and statism both seek national interests.
  • All this effort promotes the growth of statism at the expense of liberty.
  • statism diverts public resources into unproductive control and administrative functions.
  • Its demise tips the balance too strongly towards a mindless statism, which ill serves the cause of liberty.
  • statism has always found all the support it needs among mainstream economists.
British Dictionary definitions for statism


the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government
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Word Origin and History for statism

c.1600, in reference to church-state matters; 1919 as the opposite of individualism; from state (n.) + -ism.

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