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cen·tral·ism

 (sĕn′trə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Concentration of power and authority in a central organization, as in a political system.

cen′tral·ist n.
cen′tral·is′tic adj.

centralism

(ˈsɛntrəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
ˈcentralist n, adj
ˌcentralˈistic adj

cen•tral•ism

(ˈsɛn trəˌlɪz əm)

n.
a centralizing system.
[1825–35, Amer.]
cen′tral•ist, n., adj.
cen`tral•is′tic, adj.

centralism

a system, especially in government, in which power and administration are concentrated in a central group or institution. — centralist, n., adj.centralistic, adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centralism - the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
Translations

centralism

[ˈsentrəlɪzəm] N (Pol) → centralismo m

centralism

[ˈsɛntrəlɪzəm] ncentralisme m

centralism

n (esp Pol) → Zentralismus m

centralism

[ˈsɛntrəlɪzm] n (Pol) → centralismo
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