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the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the at the cost of individual liberty.
support of or belief in the sovereignty of a , usually a republic.
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

c.1600, in reference to church-state matters; 1919 as the opposite of individualism; from state (n.) + -ism.


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