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The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.

stat′ist adj. & n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government
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(ˈsteɪ tɪz əm)

the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic and political controls in the state.
[1915–20; translation of French étatisme]
stat′ist, n., adj.
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statism, stateism

1. the principle of concentrating major political and economic controls in the state.
2. the support of the sovereignty of the state. — statist, n., adj.
See also: Government
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