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Byzantinism

[biz-uh n-tee-niz-uh m, -tahy-, bahy-zuh n-, bih-zan-tuh-]
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noun Eastern Church.
  1. caesaropapism, especially before the Great Schism of 1054.
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Origin of Byzantinism

First recorded in 1850–55; Byzantine + -ism
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  • In France since that date, liberalism, anarchy, and Byzantinism have held alternate sway.

    Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871

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