Cobdenism

noun

Cob·​den·​ism
ˈkäbdəˌnizəm
plural -s
: the political and economic doctrines of Richard Cobden, 19th century English statesman and economist whose national policy was for peace, for withdrawal from the European competition for balance of power, and for free trade

Word History

Etymology

Richard Cobden †1865 English statesman and economist + English -ism

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“Cobdenism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cobdenism. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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