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English definition of “protectionist”

protectionist

noun [C]
 
 
/prəˈtekʃənɪst/ ECONOMICS
someone who supports helping a country's trade or industry by putting taxes on goods bought from other countries or by limiting the amount of goods that can be imported: The government has labelled many critics of its booming exports as trade protectionists.
(Definition of protectionist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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