[fey-bee-uh-niz-uh m]

Origin of Fabianism

First recorded in 1885–90; Fabian1 + -ism
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Historical Examples of fabianism

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

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

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

British Dictionary definitions for fabianism


  1. the beliefs, principles, or practices of the Fabian Society
Derived FormsFabianist, noun, adjective
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