col·​lab·​o·​ra·​tion·​ism | \kə-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of collaborationism 

: the advocacy or practice of collaboration with an enemy

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collaborationist \kə-​ˌla-​bə-​ˈrā-​sh(ə-​)nist \ adjective or noun

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The message that united two-thirds of French voters behind Macron was to oppose the National Front, a narrative so powerful that the sitting French ambassador to Washington got on the radio to compare a Le Pen victory to Vichy-era collaborationism. Matt Peterson, The Atlantic, "Where Do Populists Go When They Lose?," 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of collaborationism

1923, in the meaning defined above

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