welfarism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwelfɛərɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(welfâr′iz əm, -fâ riz′-)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wel•far•ism  (welfâr′iz əm, -fâ riz′-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmentthe set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state.
welfar•ist, n., adj. 
  • welfare + -ism 1945–50

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