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Ciceronian +‎ -ism


Ciceronianism (countable and uncountable, plural Ciceronianisms)

  1. Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action of Cicero.
  2. A Ciceronian phrase or expression.
    Great study in Ciceronianism, the chief abuse of Oxford. — Sir Philip Sidney.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 Ciceronianism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)