Communism

  • 1 Communism — • In its more general signification communism refers to any social system in which all property, or at least all productive property, is owned by the group, or community, instead of by individuals Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …

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  • 2 COMMUNISM — COMMUNISM, the international revolutionary Marxist movement that evolved under lenin s leadership from the Bolshevik faction (created in 1903 in the Russian Social Democratic Party) to become the ruling party of Russia after the October… …

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  • 3 Communism —    Communism is a theory and system of social and political organization that negates the capitalist profit based system of private ownership and argues for a communist society in which the means of production are communally owned. Largely shaped …

    Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • 4 Communism — Com‧mun‧ism [ˈkɒmjnɪzm ǁ ˈkɑː ] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS a political system in which, in principle, the government or the workers control the production of food and goods, and there are no different social classes Communist adjective : •… …

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  • 5 Communism — Com mu*nism, n. [F. communisme, fr. commun common.] A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 communism — A system of social organization in which goods are held in common. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. communism A system of social organization in which goods are held in common …

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  • 7 Communism —    Communism as well as anarchism, socialism, and other variants of the left has had a long tradition in South America, closely connected with the rise of trade unions. The traditional left in Chile, dominated by the Partido Comunista (PC,… …

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  • 8 communism — social system based on collective ownership, 1843, from Fr. communisme (c.1840) from commun (O.Fr. comun; see COMMON (Cf. common)) + isme. Originally a theory of society; as name of a political system, 1850, a translation of Ger. Kommunismus… …

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  • 9 Communism — UK / US or Communism UK [ˈkɒmjʊˌnɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈkɑmjəˌnɪzəm] noun [uncountable] * a political and economic system in which individual people cannot own property or industries and in which people of all social classes are treated equally …

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  • 10 communism — UK / US or Communism UK [ˈkɒmjʊˌnɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈkɑmjəˌnɪzəm] noun [uncountable] * a political and economic system in which individual people cannot own property or industries and in which people of all social classes are treated equally …

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  • 11 communism — [n] socialist government Bolshevism, collectivism, Leninism, Marxism, rule of the proletariat, socialism, state ownership, totalitarianism; concept 301 Ant. capitalism, democracy …

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  • 12 communism — ► NOUN 1) a political and social system whereby all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs. 2) a system of this kind derived from Marxism, practised in China and formerly… …

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  • 13 communism — [käm′yo͞o niz΄əm, käm′yəniz΄əm] n. [Fr communisme < commun (< OFr comun) + isme: see COMMON & ISM] 1. any economic theory or system based on the ownership of all property by the community as a whole 2. [often C ] a) a hypothetical stage of… …

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  • 14 Communism — For the form of government in which a state is controlled by a communist party, see Communist state. Part of the series on …

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  • 15 communism — /kom yeuh niz euhm/, n. 1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. 2. (often cap.) a system of social organization in… …

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  • 16 communism — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ international ▪ Soviet VERB + COMMUNISM ▪ embrace ▪ defeat, fight, overthrow …

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  • 17 Communism —    The term communism is often used as a synonym for socialism and Marxism, and, although most strongly associated with Karl Marx, it has a history pre dating and independent of Marxism. Marx used the term to refer to both the revolutionary… …

    Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • 18 Communism — A political and economic ideology based on communal ownership and the absence of class. Communism, which can be though of as capitalism s opposite, says that in a capitalist society, the working class (the proletariat) is exploited by the ruling… …

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  • 19 communism — A political doctrine, originating in the French Revolution, according to which human society can be organized on the basis of the common ownership of economic resources by the direct producers or workers. The theory of communism was developed… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 20 Communism — a theoretical system of social organization and a political movement based on common ownership of the means of production. As a political movement, communism seeks to establish a classless society. A major force in world politics since the early… …

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