governmentalism

noun

gov·​ern·​men·​tal·​ism ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce governmentalism (audio)
1
: a theory advocating extension of the sphere and degree of government activity
2
: 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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Cite this Entry

“Governmentalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/governmentalism. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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