Obstructionism Ob*struc"tion*ism, n. The act or the policy of obstructing progress. --Lond. Lit. World. [1913 Webster]

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  • obstrucţionism — OBSTRUCŢIONÍSM s.n. Atitudine a celor care folosesc sistematic obstrucţia (2). [pr.: ţi o ] – Din fr. obstructionnisme. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 05.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  obstrucţionísm s. n. (sil. ţi o ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • obstructionism — index constraint (restriction), contempt (disobedience to the court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstructionism — (n.) 1879, from OBSTRUCTION (Cf. obstruction) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Obstructionism — Not to be confused with Obstruction of justice. Obstructionism is the practice of deliberately delaying or preventing a process or change, especially in politics.[1] Contents 1 As workplace aggression 2 In politics 2.1 …   Wikipedia

  • obstructionism — [[t]ɒbstrʌ̱kʃənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Obstructionism is the practice of deliberately delaying or preventing a process or change, especially in politics. Obstructionism is generally most evident at the stage of implementing a law …   English dictionary

  • obstructionism — noun /əbˈstɹʌkʃənɪz(ə)m/ A deliberate policy of obstructing something, especially a political process or body. The most promising mode of attack for the right may be state led obstructionism …   Wiktionary

  • obstructionism — noun Date: 1879 deliberate interference with the progress or business especially of a legislative body • obstructionist noun or adjective • obstructionistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obstructionism — See obstructionist. * * * …   Universalium

  • obstructionism — ob|struc|tion|is|m [əbˈstrʌkʃənızəm] n [U] formal when someone tries to prevent or delay a legal or political process >obstructionist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstructionism — ob|struc|tion|ism [ əb strʌkʃə,nızəm ] noun uncount actions or behavior intended to slow down or stop the progress of something, especially in a legislature ╾ ob|struc|tion|ist noun count, adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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