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philanthropinism (uncountable)

  1. (historical, education) A 19th-century German system of education, aiming to reform society by teaching children to become philanthropic, natural and rational beings.


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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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