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dirigiste1 (diːriːˈʒiːst) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. (economics) advocating or exemplifying control by the state of economic and social matters

dirigiste2 (diːriːˈʒiːst) 

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noun

  1. (economics) an advocate or exponent of control by the state of economic and social matters

dirigisme (diːriːˈʒiːzəm Pronunciation for dirigisme

Definitions

noun

  1. control by the state of economic and social matters

Derived Forms

dirigˈiste adjective

Word Origin

C20: from French

Example Sentences Including 'dirigiste'

It staged a smash and grab raid on the standard national syllabus of the dirigiste Tory, Kenneth Baker.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Let us hope he can persuade his dirigiste , centralising, self-important Government to think the same way.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
The contrast with the bankrupt and dirigiste statism of the Labour left's old `Alternative Economic Strategy" is striking.
Hirst, Paul After Thatcher
The state apparatus created in the 1960s to modernize the province's economy remains stubbornly dirigiste.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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