medievalism

or me·di·ae·val·ism

[mee-dee-ee-vuh-liz-uh m, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh-]
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noun

the spirit, practices, or methods of the Middle Ages.
devotion to or adoption of medieval ideals or practices.
a medieval belief, practice, or the like.

Origin of medievalism

First recorded in 1850–55; medieval + -ism
Related formsan·ti·me·di·ae·val·ism, nounan·ti·me·di·e·val·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for medievalism

medievalism

mediaevalism

noun

the beliefs, life, or style of the Middle Ages or devotion to those
a belief, custom, or point of style copied or surviving from the Middle Ages
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Word Origin and History for medievalism
n.

1846, from medieval + -ism.

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