cor·​po·​rat·​ism ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce corporatism (audio)
: the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction
corporatist adjective

Examples of corporatism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burning Man is all about self-expression and the rejection of corporatism and capitalism. Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 But as the pandemic has ravaged Brazil, killing a quarter of a million people and sparking calls for Mr. Bolsonaro’s impeachment, the president has reverted to the corporatism that marked his 27 years as congressmen, protecting the interests of his political base, analysts said. Luciana Magalhaes, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2021 Today’s platform capitalism is what happens when the utopian libertarianism of hippies implodes into the cyber-corporatism of Silicon Valley. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 That's all fine and dandy, but what does a largely directionless protest against corporatism have to do with resuscitating the Future? Kyle Munkittrick, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2011 The American Institute for Economic Research’s Samuel Gregg recently explained this as a tendency toward corporatism, i.e., the theory ... Richard Morrison, National Review, 1 Nov. 2022 Argentina only complicates matters further), but Chan is right to draw a link between the Beijing regime’s handling of the economy and corporatism. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 4 Feb. 2022 The 'Great Reset' masterminded by the World Economic Forum is just corporatism by another name. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 27 Nov. 2020 As BlackRock and other large index-fund managers continue pushing stakeholder capitalism, America slouches toward corporatism. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


corporate + -ism

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corporatism was in 1935

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“Corporatism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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