[mee-dee-ee-vuh-liz-uh m, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh-]
- the spirit, practices, or methods of the Middle Ages.
- devotion to or adoption of medieval ideals or practices.
- a medieval belief, practice, or the like.
Origin of medievalism
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Examples from the Web for medievalism
This measure cannot satisfy the claims of either democracy or medievalism.
It differs from medievalism only in degree, but not a whit in kind.
That great giant had not yet discarded the ways and habits of medievalism.Philip Dru: Administrator
Edward Mandell House
The blood-feud is simply a horrible survival of medievalism.Our Southern Highlanders
Medievalism continued its sway but with some new developments.Tragedy
Ashley H. Thorndike
- the beliefs, life, or style of the Middle Ages or devotion to those
- a belief, custom, or point of style copied or surviving from the Middle Ages
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Word Origin and History for medievalism
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