proselytism

[pros-uh-li-tiz-uhm, -lahy-]
noun
1.
the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.
2.
the state or condition of a proselyte.
3.
the practice of making proselytes.

Origin:
1650–60; proselyte + -ism

proselytical [pros-uh-lit-i-kuhl] , adjective
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proselyte (ˈprɒsɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  a person newly converted to a religious faith or sect; a convert, esp a gentile converted to Judaism
 
vb
2.  a less common word for proselytize
 
[C14: from Church Latin prosēlytus, from Greek prosēlutos recent arrival, convert, from proserchesthai to draw near]
 
proselytism
 
n
 
proselytic
 
adj

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Example sentences
The means to enforce proselytism are still less creditable to the persuasive powers of the teachers.
Religious minority groups, especially those viewed as engaging in proselytism, also are targeted.
Proselytism is banned and also considered socially unacceptable.
They include self-justification, intolerance and proselytism.
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