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- n. Any economy in which the government exerts a strong directive influence, often with substantial, but not all, of the characteristics of a centrally planned economy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice or inclination to direct (activities) by a central authority. See also dirigiste.
Borrowing from French dirigisme, from diriger ("to run, to direct"), from Latin dirigere, present active infinitive of dīrigō ("direct, steer") (Wiktionary)