A QUESTION for the esteemed list serve

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 5 18:33:06 UTC 2012

At 10/5/2012 01:15 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>For pedants, Google predictably reveals
>thousands of exx. of "to statize" (which mostly seems, however,  to mean
>"nationalize"),  though it's a new one on me.

"Statism" (in the OED) had come to my mind, but has the same risk of
"state" connoting "nation".  "Statize" is in the OED, although
described as Obs. (and with the question of just what "To meddle in
state-affairs" might have meant in the 17th century).


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