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From French protectionniste. Surface etymology is protection +‎ -ist.


protectionist (comparative more protectionist, superlative most protectionist)

  1. Of or pertaining to protectionism, or an advocate thereof.
    • 2008, International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, SourceOECD (Online service), 17th International ITF/OECD Symposium on Transport Economics and Policy: benefiting from globalisation : transport sector contribution and policy challenges : introductory reports and summary of discussion : 25-27 October 2006, Berlin, →ISBN, page 171:
      This is because most member countries still hold a very much protectionist stance when it comes to the service sector.



protectionist (plural protectionists)

  1. Someone who believes in protecting domestic producers by impeding or limiting the importation of foreign goods and services via actions taken by government.

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