nationalization

A government takeover of a private company. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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nationalization na‧tion‧al‧i‧za‧tion [ˌnæʆnəlaɪˈzeɪʆn ǁ -nələ-] also nationalisation noun [countable, uncountable] ECONOMICS
the act of bringing a company or industry under the control of a government:

• the nationalization of the coffee industry

— compare privatization

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   The compulsory purchase of a company and its assets by a state, sometimes without compensation, in order to bring them under public ownership and control.

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nationalization UK US (UK also nationalisation) /ˌnæʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /ˌnæʃənələˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U] GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS
a process in which a government takes control of an industry or company and becomes its owner: the nationalization of sth »

His plans include the nationalization of electricity and energy companies.

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The contract they signed in October was less lucrative than the one they had before nationalization.

Compare PRIVATIZATION(Cf. privatization)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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