welfarism
noun Date: 1949 the complex of policies, attitudes, and beliefs associated with the welfare state • welfarist noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Welfarism — is a form of consequentialism. Like all forms of consequentialism, welfarism is based on the premise that actions, policies, and/or rules should be evaluated on the basis of their consequences. Welfarism is the view that the morally significant… …   Wikipedia

  • welfarism — ☆ welfarism [wel′fer iz΄əm ] n. the policies and practices of a welfare state or of public welfare agencies welfarist [wel′fer΄ist] n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • welfarism — welfarist, n., adj. /wel fair iz euhm, fair riz /, n. the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state. [1945 50; WELFARE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • welfarism — noun The belief in or support of the welfare state …   Wiktionary

  • welfarism — wel|far|ism [ welfer,ızəm ] noun uncount the principle that a country should take care of its citizens by providing social and financial support …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • welfarism — noun the principles or policies associated with a welfare state. Derivatives welfarist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • welfarism — noun (U) a way of life in which someone does not work, but accepts money from the government and makes no attempt to improve their situation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • welfarism — wel·far·ism …   English syllables

  • welfarism — wel•far•ism [[t]ˈwɛlˌfɛər ɪz əm, fɛəˌrɪz [/t]] n. gov the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state …   From formal English to slang

  • welfarism — /ˈwɛlfɛərɪzəm/ (say welfairrizuhm) noun policies and attitudes associated with a welfare state. –welfarist, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”