[[t]ˌgʌv ərnˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm, -ərˈmɛn-[/t]] n.
gov the trend toward expansion of the government's role, range of activities, or power
Etymology: 1840–50 gov`ern•men′tal•ist, n.

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