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protectionism

noun [U] uk   /prəˈtek.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
the actions of a government to help its country's trade or industry by taxing goods bought from other countriesTaxationEconomics and the state of the economy
protectionist
adjective uk   /-ɪst/ us  
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