proprietarianism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

proprietarian +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

proprietarianism (uncountable)

  1. A belief that property is an absolute right, sometimes to the extreme of considering it to overrule the human rights of others.
  2. (historical) Advocacy of proprietary colonies and proprietary government in colonial America.
  3. A philosophy and belief that very small businesses are generally more humane than large corporations.

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