from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The method or spirit of the Middle Ages; devotion to the institutions and practices of the Middle Ages; a survival from the Middle Ages.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of medievalism.


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  • At an age when her slow brother is still stubbing along somewhere in the neolithic period, she has flown way ahead to a kind of mediaeval stage, or dawn of mediaevalism, which is peculiarly her own.

    The Damnation of Theron Ware

  • The thing, at the very latest, smacks of mediaevalism.

    Jack London's Short Story: Planchette

  • In our frantic effort to preserve the last vestiges of slavery and mediaevalism we not only set our faces against such improvements, but we seek to use education and the power of the state to train the servants who do not naturally appear.


  • This is the measure of our rise, but the Negro will not approach freedom until this hateful badge of slavery and mediaevalism has been reduced to less than 10 per cent.


  • Who will stand up and condemn fascist/mediaevalism?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • There would have been nothing abnormal in the moral atmosphere of mediaevalism in some feast or pageant celebrating the fellowship of men who had the same patron saint.

    G.K. Speaks - The Family and The Feud

  • To restore the grey carcases of a mediaevalism whose spirit had fled, seemed a not less incongruous act than to set about renovating the adjoining crags themselves.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • The house was of no marked antiquity, yet of well-advanced age; older than a stale novelty, but no canonized antique; faded, not hoary; looking at you from the still distinct middle-distance of the early Georgian time, and awakening on that account the instincts of reminiscence more decidedly than the remoter and far grander memorials which have to speak from the misty reaches of mediaevalism.

    The Woodlanders

  • Satiated with mediaevalism, he tried the Roman Forum.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • There is, among other things, a mediaevalism about it.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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