[ boo r-buh-niz-uh m or, occasionally, bur- ]
/ ˈbʊər bəˌnɪz əm or, occasionally, ˈbɜr- /
adherence to the ideas and system of government practiced by the Bourbons.
extreme conservatism, especially in politics.
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Origin of Bourbonism
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Politics, Bourbonism, Napoleonism, Boulangerism ere this had crept in unawares sporting strange disguises.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
/ (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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