[ boor-buh-niz-uhm or, occasionally, bur- ]
/ ˈbʊər bəˌnɪz əm or, occasionally, ˈbɜr- /
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adherence to the ideas and system of government practiced by the Bourbons.
extreme conservatism, especially in politics.
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OTHER WORDS FROM BourbonismBour·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-/, adjectiveBour·bon·ist, noun
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How to use Bourbonism in a sentence
Politics, Bourbonism, Napoleonism, Boulangerism ere this had crept in unawares sporting strange disguises.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
The fact is, we whites are in no position to indulge in the luxury of Bourbonism.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for Bourbonism
/ (ˈbʊəbəˌnɪzəm) /
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)
US extreme political and social conservatism
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