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From Late Latin christianismus, compare French christianisme


Christianism (plural Christianisms)

  1. Christian fundamentalism. [from 21st c.]
    • May 7, 2006, Andrew Sullivan, ‘My Problem with Chistianism’, TIME Magazine:
      Christianism is an ideology, politics, an ism. The distinction between Christian and Christianist echoes the distinction we make between Muslim and Islamist. Muslims are those who follow Islam. Islamists are those who want to wield Islam as a political force and conflate state and mosque.
  2. (obsolete) The Christian religion.
  3. (obsolete) The Christian world; Christendom.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Christianism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)