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The set of policies, practices, and social attitudes associated with a welfare state.

wel′far·ist n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) policies or attitudes associated with a welfare state
ˈwelˌfarist n
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(ˈwɛlˌfɛər ɪz əm, -fɛəˌrɪz-)

the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state.
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the beliefs and policies associated with the welfare system.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg, previously an anachronistic joke, became a heavyweight thinker, telling us Britons would throw off their chains and reside in the sunlit uplands we used to inhabit before mass immigration and welfarism.
This is a Prime Minister who so casually published statements that said Liverpudlians had an "excessive predilection for welfarism and a peculiar and deeply unattractive psyche".
Speaking in the same vein on the occasion, Mrs Mariam Abimbola, member of the college council, Vice Chairman, academic staff union in the college, Mr Adeola Popoola, the Vice-Chairman, Senior staff union of the college, comrade Iyabo Aleem, and Students' leader, comrade Abiodun Olatundun, Unanimously, described Professor Usman as visionary leader to work with, and to entrust the staff and students' welfarism .
In turn, the programs of social welfarism and social protection gave these countries the social stability and societal cooperation needed to bring them at a higher level of economic growth and development.
Today, as the leadership contenders seek to outflank each other in virtue-signalling and to outspend each other with tax cuts and lofty commitments to greater welfarism, there is no longer any meaningful definition of Conservatism: traditionalists are driven out and no-one seems to know beyond the mythical 31 October what the motivating drive really is -- other than 'not Corbyn'.
Supporters of populist parties correctly sensed that old-fashioned welfarism only works in a strictly national setting.
INSATIABLE GREED 'Welfarism' in Europe has helped in addressing poverty and other social challenges, though not without hitches.
But, the party has at least reminded Modi that welfarism need to be paid for by deregulation and reform.
Both preach welfarism, and both tap into the uses of distrust.
The organization rejects what they called "welfarism," instead believing in self-determination, local leadership, diversification and off-farm income (such as weaving and bee keeping.)
In der Theorie der Wohlfahrtsokonomik wurde eine ganze Reihe von Nachhaltigkeitskriterien entwickelt, mithilfe derer unterschiedliche gesellschaftliche Entwicklungspfade verglichen werden konnen (welfarism, Sen 1979).