Byzantinism

Byzantinism

[biz-uhn-tee-niz-uhm, -tahy-, bahy-zuhn-, bih-zan-tuh-]
noun Eastern Church.
caesaropapism, especially before the Great Schism of 1054.

Origin:
1850–55; Byzantine + -ism

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Byzantine (bɪˈzænˌtaɪn, -ˌtiːn, baɪ-, ˈbɪzənˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, characteristic of, or relating to Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire
2.  of, relating to, or characterizing the Orthodox Church or its rites and liturgy
3.  of or relating to the highly coloured stylized form of religious art developed in the Byzantine Empire
4.  of or relating to the style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire, characterized by massive domes with square bases, rounded arches, spires and minarets, and the extensive use of mosaics
5.  denoting the Medieval Greek spoken in the Byzantine Empire
6.  (of attitudes, etc) inflexible or complicated
 
n
7.  an inhabitant of Byzantium
 
Byzantinism
 
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