Junkerism

Junkerism

[yoong-kuh-riz-uhm]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
the spirit or policy of the Junkers.

Origin:
1865–70; Junker + -ism

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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]
 
'Junkerdom
 
n
 
'Junkerism
 
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