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[boo k-muh-niz-uh m, buhk-]
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  1. the principles or the international movement of Moral Re-Armament or of the Oxford Group, or belief in or adherence to them.
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Origin of Buchmanism

1925–30; Frank N. D. Buchman (1879–1961), U.S. religious leader; see -ism
Related formsBuch·man·ite [boo k-muh-nahyt, buhk-] /ˈbʊk məˌnaɪt, ˈbʌk-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for buchmanism


  1. another name for Moral Rearmament
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Derived FormsBuchmanite, noun, adjective

Word Origin

C20: named after Frank Buchman (1878–1961), US evangelist who founded it
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