Bourbonism

[ boor-buh-niz-uhm or, occasionally, bur- ]

noun
  1. adherence to the ideas and system of government practiced by the Bourbons.

  2. extreme conservatism, especially in politics.

Origin of Bourbonism

1
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; Bourbon + -ism

Other words from Bourbonism

  • Bour·bo·ni·an [boor-boh-nee-uhn or, occasionally, bur-], /bʊərˈboʊ ni ən or, occasionally, bɜr-/, Bour·bon·ic [boor-bon-ik or, occasionally, bur-], /bʊərˈbɒn ɪk or, occasionally, bɜr-/, adjective
  • Bour·bon·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Bourbonism

Bourbonism

/ (ˈbʊəbəˌnɪzəm) /


noun
  1. support for the rule of the Bourbons, the European royal line that ruled in France from 1589 to 1793 and 1815–48, and in Spain (1700–1808; 1813–1931) and Naples and Sicily (1734–1806; 1815–1860)

  2. US extreme political and social conservatism

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