Definition of centralism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

centralism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsɛntrəˌlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a way of organizing something, such as government or education, that involves one central group of people controlling the whole system
 
adjective centralist control of schools
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