Definition of dirigisme noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dirigisme

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪrɪʒɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪrɪʒɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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control of society and of the economy by the state Word Origin 1950s: from French, from the verb diriger, from Latin dirigere ‘to direct’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dirigisme