governmentalism

noun
gov·ern·men·tal·ism | \ ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm \

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 \ noun

First Known Use of governmentalism

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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