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Bolshevism

[bohl-shuh-viz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃəˌvɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/
noun
1.
the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally.
Also, bolshevism, Bolshevikism, bolshevikism
[bohl-shuh-vi-kiz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃə vɪˌkɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; Bolshev(ik) + -ism
Related forms
anti-Bolshevism, noun
non-Bolshevism, noun
proBolshevism, noun
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