centralism

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noun cen·tral·ism \ˈsen-trə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of centralism

  1. :  the concentration of power and control in the central authority of an organization (such as a political or educational system) — compare federalism

centralist

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centralistic

play \ˌsen-trə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

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First Known Use of centralism

1825


CENTRALISM Defined for English Language Learners

centralism

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Definition of centralism for English Language Learners

  • : a way of organizing a political or educational system in which a single authority has power and control over the entire system


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