noun Date: 1937 a policy or philosophy favoring restriction (as of trade or immigration) • restrictionist adjective or noun

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  • restrictionism — [ri strik′shənīz΄əm] n. the policy of favoring restriction, as of trade, immigration, etc. restrictionist n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • restrictionism — restrictionist, n. /ri strik sheuh niz euhm/, n. a policy, esp. by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc. [1935 40; RESTRICTION + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • restrictionism — noun The advocacy of restrictions on free trade, immigration etc. See Also: restrictionist …   Wiktionary

  • restrictionism — n. policy that limits a particular action, policy that promotes the restriction of something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restrictionism — re·stric·tion·ism …   English syllables

  • restrictionism — ˌnizəm noun ( s) Etymology: restriction + ism : a policy or philosophy advocating restriction or restrictions: as a. : a policy or practice of trade restraints (as by internal restrictive practices or by import restrictions) : a monopolistic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • restrictionist — I. sh(ə)nə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: restriction + ist : an advocate of restriction or restrictionism II. adjective : of, relating to, or concerned with restrictionism or restrictionists restrictionist opinions …   Useful english dictionary

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • restrictionist — adjective or noun see restrictionism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • restrictionist — See restrictionism. * * * …   Universalium

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