Definition of governmentalism in English:

governmentalism

noun

  • Support for the role of government in society; specifically a theory or system according to which the government controls, or plays an active role in, most spheres of activity. Also: the tendency for the sphere of government activity to expand over time.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From governmental + -ism, partly after French gouvernementalisme, and partly after governmentalist.

Pronunciation

governmentalism

/ˌɡʌvnˈmɛnt(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˌɡʌvəˈmɛntəlɪz(ə)m//ˌɡʌvnˈmɛntəlɪz(ə)m/