collectivist collectivist  /kə ˈlɛk tɪ vɪst/


  1. (n) a person who belongs to the political left
  2. (adj) subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively


  • Buying behavior can be swayed by cultural mindset

    People with collectivist mindsets tend to value the relationships between items more than the particular items themselves. Those with individualistic mindsets seem to do just the opposite.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "This incident does not help the RNC leadership dispel the charge that they are nothing but duplicitous high rollers and big spenders at a time when we should have the president and his collectivist friends on the ropes we find our leadership on the...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Ken Blackwell Source: Politico

  2. article published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy in winter 1991, Sentelle accused "leftist heretics" of wishing to turn the United States into "a collectivist, egalitarian, materialistic, race-conscious, hyper-secular,...
    on Sep 7, 2005 By: David B. Sentelle Source: Consortium News

  3. 6 The anarchosyndicalist Fernand Pelloutier asked: "Must even the transitory state to which we have to submit necessarily and fatally be a collectivist jail? Can't it consist in a free organization limited exclusively by the needs of production and...
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Fernand Pelloutier Source: ZNet

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