Definition of statist in English:

statist

noun

  • An advocate of a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.

    ‘this is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions’
    • ‘Statists of a left-liberal bent are usually louder than their counterparts on the right.’
    • ‘The 'middle-of-the-road' statist cannot logically say that there are 'many forms' of unjustified coercion.’
    • ‘Critics of regulation effectively cede the offensive to statists by confining their critique to case studies of regulation gone awry.’
    • ‘Statists, in fact, are really opposed to charity.’
    • ‘Statists remain free to claim that things will be different next time.’

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.

    ‘a statist approach to health care’
    ‘the statist socialism of the Democrats’
    • ‘Freedom cannot be portioned out by government officials in arbitrary doses in order to build what the statist mentalities call a Great Society.’
    • ‘More plausible is the proposition that the popular rationale for regulation is statist nonsense.’
    • ‘United by more than racism, they were a party of reform committed to advancing an agrarian statist agenda.’
    • ‘These foreign aid programs rely on a series of myths concocted by a statist intellectual class.’
    • ‘They read into certain biblical texts a message consistent with their own statist environmentalism.’

Pronunciation

statist

/ˈsteɪtɪst/