[ fey-bee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈfeɪ bi əˌnɪz əm /


the theories of economic and social reform advocated by the Fabian Society.

Origin of Fabianism

First recorded in 1885–90; Fabian1 + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for Fabianism

  • After all it is but a form of Socialism, and a first principle of Fabianism has always been free thought.

  • Fabianism began to achieve a reputation for getting things done--for taking part in "practical affairs."

    A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann

British Dictionary definitions for Fabianism

/ (ˈfeɪbɪəˌnɪzəm) /


the beliefs, principles, or practices of the Fabian Society

Derived forms of Fabianism

Fabianist, noun, adjective
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