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Meaning of statism

stat•ism

Pronunciation: (stā'tiz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.
  2. support of or belief in the sovereignty of a state, usually a republic.
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