Junkerdom

Junkerdom

[yoong-ker-duhm]
noun
1.
the Junkers as a group.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the condition or character of a Junker.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) the spirit or policy of the Junkers; Junkerism.

Origin:
1865–70; Junker + -dom

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Junker (ˈjʊŋkə)
 
n
1.  history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
2.  an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
3.  (formerly) a young German nobleman
 
[C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord]
 
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