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1. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
2. Psychology The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.

re·pres′sion·ist adj.


formal an advocate of repression; someone who argues for or holds to repressive measures
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Tb finance this new project, Griggs incorporated Orion "with a capital stock of $10,000" in February 1905, (4) and later that year he published three versions of his fourth novel, The Hindered Hand; Or, the Reign of the Repressionist, his rebuttal to Dixon.
They find that "removing the repressionist policies has a favorable effect in stimulating financial sector development.
However, despite this liberalization, the Indian financial system has continued to operate within the context of repressionist policies through the provision of subsidized credit to certain priority sectors.