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[is-lah-miz-uh m, iz-, is-luh-miz-, iz-] /ɪsˈlɑ mɪz əm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləˌmɪz-, ˈɪz-/
the religion or culture of Islam.
Origin of Islamism
First recorded in 1740-50; Islam + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The national spirit was dead, and the entire population had embraced Islamism.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • What is true and good in Islamism was borrowed from Israel and Christianity.

    A Comparative View of Religions

    Johannes Henricus Scholten
  • What Mussulman can refuse to march against them, and avenge the glory of Islamism?'

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • We kidnapped the Africans all day and spouted Islamism all night!

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • So it is plain that the darwishes are one of the two pillars that support Islamism.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
British Dictionary definitions for Islamism


support of or advocacy for Islamic fundamentalism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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