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Leninism

[len-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the form of Communism as taught by Lenin, with emphasis on the dictatorship of the proletariat.
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Origin of Leninism

First recorded in 1915–20; Lenin + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • It came to be used interchangeably with Leninism, as a synonym.

    Bolshevism

    John Spargo

  • It seems to me something like Marxism, Leninism, also in the English language.

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British Dictionary definitions for leninism

Leninism

noun
  1. the political and economic theories of Lenin
  2. another name for Marxism-Leninism
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Derived FormsLeninist or Leninite, noun, adjective
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