gov·​ern·​men·​tal·​ism ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce governmentalism (audio)
: a theory advocating extension of the sphere and degree of government activity
: the tendency toward extension of the role of government
governmentalist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of governmentalism was in 1841

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“Governmentalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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