from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The advocacy, system, or theory of protecting domestic producers by impeding or limiting, as by tariffs or quotas, the importation of foreign goods and services.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of the protectionists; the system of protection. See protection, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Polit. Econ.) The doctrine or policy of protectionists. See protection, 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A policy of protecting the domestic producers of a product by imposing tariffs, quotas or other barriers on imports.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition


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protection +‎ -ism


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