• WordNet 3.6
    • n protectionist an advocate of protectionism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Protectionist (Polit. Econ) One who favors protection. See Protection, 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n protectionist One who favors the protection of some branch of industry, or of native industries generally, from foreign competition, by imposing duties on imports and by other means.
    • protectionist Favoring or supporting the economic doctrine of protection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Protectionist one who favours the protection of trade by law
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., pro, in front, tegĕre, tectum, to cover.


In literature:

There is no regularly organized Protectionist party, nor is the protection of native industry a "live issue" of the first magnitude.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
The President and the greater part of his supporters were protectionists.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The strongest opposition to a copyright measure has as a rule come from the protectionists.
"International Copyright" by George Haven Putnam
The Protectionists reasoned after an entirely different manner.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Protectionists make it criminal to import goods.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Tariff reform it had already set aside, and Greeley was a zealous protectionist.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The vindictive motive of the attack was apparent to all but a few Protectionists.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
A Protectionist meeting and dinner was held at Tamworth, the residence of the late Sir Robert Peel.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
But the revival of the idea of the State, under the stimulus of Socialists, Imperialists, Protectionists, and others, was short lived.
"Freedom In Service" by Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
A motley majority in the Reichstag not only accepts, but improves upon his protectionist demands.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various

In news:

Pushes China On ' Protectionist ' Technology Policy.
WTO To Probe ' Protectionist ' Tarriffs On Chinese Tires.
Safety doesn't have to be protectionist .
Tom Doak: ' Protectionist of Principles'.
Environmentalists and trade protectionists set a trap for American businesses.
And like the Whigs of old, the Modern Whigs are very protectionist when it comes to their stance on foreign trade.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain remains opposed to any NAFTA renegotiations, calling Barack Obama's stance protectionist.
But rather than engaging in protectionist acts, Bush needs to send a pure and clear signal that the US supports free trade on its merits--not sometime in the future, but now.
Recently Douglas Irwin published the article "The Return of the Protectionist Illusion" in the Wall Street Journal.
The only real evidence I can see of protectionist measures here are some Indian tariffs on steel and Russian ones on cars.
Hopefully the green protectionist disease won't spread further.
So there's no chance that the world will go down the protectionist route again in any serious way, right.
It was then Congress passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff—a piece of protectionist folly that raised the levies on nearly nine hundred categories of imports.
Yet a bona fide protectionist hasn't won the White House since the 1920s.
Today's statesmen say that they have avoided the protectionist error as well, but is that true.