command economy
noun Date: 1942 an economic system in which activity is controlled by a central authority and the means of production are publicly owned

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  • command economy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms command economy : singular command economy plural command economies economics an economic system in which the government controls business and the supply of goods in a country • See: market economy …   English dictionary

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  • command economy — com,mand e conomy noun count an economic system in which the government controls business and the supply of goods in a country ─ compare MARKET ECONOMY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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