variants: or British labourism \ ˈlābəˌrizəm \
plural -s

Definition of laborism

1 usually capitalized
a : the principles and policies of the Labour party
b : the Labour party or its members
2 : a system characterized by policies and attitudes favoring a predominance of labor and its interests in economics and politics laborism and not … imperialism is the policy of the latest stage of capitalism— J. A. Schumpeter

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First Known Use of laborism

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Laborism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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