Definition of Centralisation

1. Noun. The act of consolidating power under a central control.

Exact synonyms: Centralization
Generic synonyms: Consolidation, Integration
Derivative terms: Centralise, Centralize
Antonyms: Decentralization

2. Noun. Gathering to a center.
Exact synonyms: Centralization
Generic synonyms: Gather, Gathering
Derivative terms: Centralise, Centralize

Definition of Centralisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of centralization) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centralisation

central trait
central traits
central transactional core
central type neurofibromatosis
central vacuum
central vein of retina
central vein of suprarenal gland
central veins of liver
central venous catheter
central venous line
central venous pressure
central vision
centralisation (current term)
centralised hospital services
centralised sewage treatment

Literary usage of Centralisation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"centralisation ! bow wow wow ! Paramount some power is wanted, noble schemes to ... centralisation ! bow wow wow ! When the Seine is as the Derwent limpid, ..."

2. Fifty Years of the English Constitution, 1830-1880 by Sheldon Amos (1880)
"The centralisation of mechanism implies in itself nothing more than (1) the ... A spirit of centralisation is manifested in the actual exercise of such a ..."

3. Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William by Nassau William Senior, Alexis “de” Tocqueville (1872)
"centralisation in Algeria. He had been reading my Algiers Journal, and thus commented upon it:— ' II ya tout un côté, particulièrement curieux, de l'Algérie ..."

4. History of Europe, from the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the Accession of by Archibald Alison (1855)
"But from the moment that it was no longer necessary that France should be one soldier, sunk"""1 tue excess of centralisation had become a source of weak- ..."

5. The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789: And the Causes by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1888)
"SHOWING THAT ADMINISTRATIVE centralisation IS AN INSTITUTION ANTERIOR IN FRANCE ... I will concede the fact that centralisation is an admirable achievement; ..."

6. Democracy and Liberty by William Edward Hartpole, Lecky (1896)
"All this was accompanied by a strong movement towards religious centralisation. Under Pius IX. the power of the Jesuits enormously increased in the Church, ..."

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