cor·​po·​rat·​ism | \ ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce corporatism (audio) \

Definition of corporatism

: 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

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Other Words from corporatism

corporatist \ ˈkȯr-​p(ə-​)rə-​tist How to pronounce corporatist (audio) \ adjective

Examples of corporatism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the commercials became more ubiquitous, so too did the Super Bowl, feeding off each other in a tornado of corporatism. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "How the Super Bowl became an unrivaled US cultural phenomenon," 31 Jan. 2020 Why has economic performance been dismal in many European countries that stuck with corporatism? The Economist, "Nicholas Lemann traces the history of American corporations," 14 Sep. 2019 Her tenure has been marked by a feeble attempt at economic corporatism coupled with a bland social liberalism. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "How an Accident Could Happen in Britain," 27 Sep. 2018 His promises to roll back economic reforms are part of his view that Mexico needs to return to the days of populism, nationalism and corporatism. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Mexico’s Two-Man Race," 29 Apr. 2018 The Democrats haven’t changed, either: Mr. O’Rourke is a fresh face with a stale agenda, offering up the familiar and bland welfare corporatism his party has been selling for 30 years. Kevin D. Williamson, WSJ, "Republicans Do Well in Texas. Except for Dallas, Houston, Austin . . .," 27 Apr. 2018 Hip billionaire corporatism is one of the strangest progressive hypocrisies of our times. Author: Victor Davis Hanson, Alaska Dispatch News, "Hip and left, new robber barons get a pass," 20 Aug. 2017 Some conservative globalists believe that America’s popular culture and its hip, cool, and insidious corporatism, while in some cases regrettable, are obviating the need for military interventionism and costly defense spending. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?," 15 Aug. 2017 Politically speaking, nativism and corporatism make a great team. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Are Employers Using Trump’s ICE Agents to Intimidate Workers?," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of corporatism

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corporatism

corporate + -ism

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13 Feb 2020

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“Corporatism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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