protectionist

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noun pro·tec·tion·ist \-sh(ə-)nist\

Definition of protectionist

  1. :  an advocate of government economic protection for domestic producers through restrictions on foreign competitors

protectionism

play \-shə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

protectionist

adjective

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1834

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