stat·​ist | \ ˈstā-tist How to pronounce statist (audio) \

Definition of statist

: an advocate of statism

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statist adjective

Examples of statist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to those hard-braking statists, the average American driver slows on the brakes 19 times for every 1,000 miles driven., "Portland drivers have one of highest crash rates in the nation, report says," 25 June 2019 Biden also offers what statists truly crave: control. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Waiting to Exhale: Biden’s $1.7 Trillion Anti-CO2 Tax Hike," 7 June 2019 The left’s narrative of unaccountable capitalism provides a rationale for another regulatory-state power grab, with union stakeholder friends of statists serving as their proxies. WSJ, "Many Countries Require Workers on Boards," 18 Sep. 2018 The pedagogical divide mirrors a political one between conservative statists and liberal technocrats. The Economist, "Reformists and traditionalists are at war over Russian schools," 26 May 2018 In each case, statists in America are more impressed by the foreign top-down designs than with the track record of free-market capitalism here at home. Stanley F. Druckenmiller, WSJ, "Where’s the Invisible Hand When You Need It?," 2 May 2018 Mr Ulyukayev was a stalwart of the government’s technocratic bloc; Mr Sechin is a committed statist and a longtime confidant of Vladimir Putin who wields outsize influence among the siloviki (former and current members of the security services). The Economist, "Vladimir Putin’s former economy minister claims his bribery sting was a set-up," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of statist

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Statist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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