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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. 2017.
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  • Here some one might object that this is a wretched happiness, because their religion is Mohammedanism or Islamism.

    Reminiscences Hans Mattson
  • What Mussulman can refuse to march against them, and avenge the glory of Islamism?'

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • The mother and her three children now changed their creed for that of Islamism, and took Mahommedan names.

  • We kidnapped the Africans all day and spouted Islamism all night!

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • It remains to be seen what the infused civilization of Christianity and Islamism will effect among these benighted nations.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
British Dictionary definitions for Islamism


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