na·​ta·​lism | \ ˈnātᵊlˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of natalism

: an attitude or policy favoring or encouraging population growth

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Other Words from natalism

natalist \ -​ᵊlə̇st \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of natalism

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natalism

from natalist (from French nataliste, from natalité birthrate), after such pairs as Communist : Communism

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“Natalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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