di·​ri·​gisme | \ di-ri-ˈzhi-zᵊm How to pronounce dirigisme (audio) , dē-rē-ˈzhēs-mᵊ How to pronounce dirigisme (audio) \

Definition of dirigisme

: economic planning and control by the state

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Other Words from dirigisme

dirigiste \ di-​ri-​ˈzhēst How to pronounce dirigiste (audio) , dē-​rē-​ \ adjective

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Yet Mr Macron has a more subtle and radical goal than old-style dirigisme The Economist, "Running EuropeThe spotlight shifts from Germany to France," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dirigisme

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dirigisme

French, from diriger to direct (from Latin dirigere) + -isme -ism

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The first known use of dirigisme was in 1947

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