protectionism

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Etymology[edit]

From French protectionnisme. Surface etymology is protection +‎ -ism

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protectionism (countable and uncountable, plural protectionisms)

  1. (politics, economics) A system or policy of protecting the domestic producers of a product from foreign competition by imposing tariffs, quotas, duties or other barriers on importations.

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