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- adj. Controlled or guided by a central authority, as in an economy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Directed by a central authority; ; with respect to economics, opposed to
free-market. See also dirigisme.
Borrowing from French dirigiste, from diriger ("to run, to direct"), from Latin dirigere, present active infinitive of dīrigō ("direct, steer") (Wiktionary)