Definition of Nationalisation

1. Noun. The action of forming or becoming a nation.

Exact synonyms: Nationalization
Generic synonyms: Group Action

2. Noun. The action of rendering national in character.
Exact synonyms: Nationalization
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Nationalise, Nationalize

3. Noun. Changing something from private to state ownership or control.
Exact synonyms: Communisation, Communization, Nationalization
Generic synonyms: Social Control
Derivative terms: Communize, Nationalise, Nationalize
Antonyms: Denationalization

Definition of Nationalisation

1. Noun. Act of taking formerly private assets into public or (state ownership). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nationalisation

national leader
national library of medicine
national monument
national park
national parks
national practitioner data bank
national revival
national revivals
national security
national service
national socialism
national socialist
national trading policy
national treasure
national treasures
nationalisation (current term)
nationalist leader

Literary usage of Nationalisation

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1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1883)
"THE "WHY" AND THE "HOW" OF LAND nationalisation. IN the July issue of this magazine an article appeared on " State Socialism and the nationalisation of the ..."

2. The Science of Ethics by Michael Cronin (1917)
"APPENDIX B nationalisation OF THE COAL-MINES The reader may wish for a brief ... Already we have pointed out that nationalisation might be a good thing in ..."

3. Economic Liberty by Harold Cox (1920)
"CHAPTER XII nationalisation i THE present demand for the nationalisation of many of our most important industries is a political paradox. ..."

4. The Prevention and Control of Monopolies by William Jethro Brown (1915)
"1 The fact that public competition, if effective, is apt to lead to nationalisation, will be regarded with approval or disapproval ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"A number of schemes have been proposed for what is vaguely called ' nationalisation of the land.' These all start from the principle which has been seen to ..."

6. Manual of Political Economy by Henry Fawcett (1888)
"CHAPTER XL STATE SOCIALISM AND THE nationalisation OF THE LAND. ... As this plan of nationalisation may be regarded as the most important development of ..."

7. The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of by James Lorimer (1884)
"OF BELLIGERENT nationalisation. That nationalisation, for purely belligerent purposes, should leare domicile unaffected, follows as a logical consequence ..."

8. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"On October 10 Talleyrand proposed the nationalisation of Church property. The income of the Church was estimated at 150 millions a ..."

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