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

 

obstructionism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əbˈstrʌkʃənɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈstrʌkʃənɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the practice of trying to prevent a parliament or committee from making progress, passing laws, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obstructionism