governmentalism

noun
gov·​ern·​men·​tal·​ism | \ ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce governmentalism (audio) \

Definition of governmentalism

1 : a theory advocating extension of the sphere and degree of government activity
2 : the tendency toward extension of the role of government

Other Words from governmentalism

governmentalist \ ˌgə-​vər(n)-​ˈmen-​tə-​list How to pronounce governmentalism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of governmentalism

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Governmentalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/governmentalism. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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