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centralism

noun [U] uk   /ˈsen.trə.lɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
the principle or action of putting something under the control of one central place
Translations of “centralism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 中央集權制, 集中制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中央集权制, 集中制…
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