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[yoo-nuh-kiz-uh m]
  1. the state of being a eunuch.
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Also eu·nuch·ry [yoo-nuh k-ree] /ˈyu nək ri/.

Origin of eunuchism

First recorded in 1610–20; eunuch + -ism
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Examples from the Web for eunuchism

Historical Examples

  • From her epoch, eunuchism has become an inseparable attendant on Oriental despotism, and has so continued to the present day.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present

    Peter Charles Remondino

  • The relations that from eunuchism led to pederasty are very easy of explanation.