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statist1

[stey-tist] /ˈsteɪ tɪst/
noun
1.
an advocate of statism.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a statist or statism.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; state + -ist

statist2

[stat-ist] /ˈstæt ɪst/
noun
Origin
shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for statists

statist

/ˈsteɪtɪst/
noun
1.
an advocate of statism
2.
a less common name for a statistician
3.
(archaic) a politician or statesman
adjective
4.
of, characteristic of, advocating, or relating to statism
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Word Origin and History for statists

statist

n.

1580s, "statesman;" 1976 as "supporter of statism;" 1960 as an adjective in this sense; from state (n.) + -ist.

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