Centralization
Centralization Cen`tral*i*za"tion, n. [Cf. F. centralisation.] The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city. [1913 Webster]

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