protectionist

Part of speech: noun

One who favors protection.

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Usage examples "protectionist":

  1. This is the temptation held out to the British people today by the protectionist interests working upon the animosity of the war spirit and the sentiment of imperialism. - "Morals of Economic Internationalism", John A. Hobson.
  2. Up to 1840 these import duties were on the whole reduced; after that date a protectionist reaction set in; it was checked, however, by the strong wave of Free Trade feeling which swept over Europe after the victory of that principle in England in 1846- 49. Of the new champions of Free Trade on the Continent, the foremost in point of time was Cavour, for that kingdom of Sardinia on which he built the foundations of a regenerated and united Italy. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.
  3. It is hazardous at present to venture on any definite judgment as to the measure of success attained by the German protectionist policy. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.