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medievalism

[mee-dee-ee-vuh-liz-uh m, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh-] /ˌmi diˈi vəˌlɪz əm, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi və-/
noun
1.
the spirit, practices, or methods of the Middle Ages.
2.
devotion to or adoption of medieval ideals or practices.
3.
a medieval belief, practice, or the like.
Also, mediaevalism.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; medieval + -ism
Related forms
antimediaevalism, noun
antimedievalism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for medievalism

medievalism

/ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the beliefs, life, or style of the Middle Ages or devotion to those
2.
a belief, custom, or point of style copied or surviving from the Middle Ages
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Word Origin and History for medievalism
n.

1846, from medieval + -ism.

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