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[pan-slah-viz-uh m, -slav-iz-]
  1. the idea or advocacy of a political union of all the Slavic peoples.
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Origin of Pan-Slavism

First recorded in 1840–50; pan- + Slavism
Related formsPan-Slav, Pan-Slav·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pan-slavism

Historical Examples

  • It was made to elect between pan-Slavism and pan-capitalism.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Pan-Slavism or Pan-Germanism, based upon a racial bond, would be a far more significant political idea.

    The Promise Of American Life

    Herbert David Croly

  • Pan-Slavism, which was dominating the Russian policy to an ever greater degree, had positive anti-German tendencies.

British Dictionary definitions for pan-slavism


  1. (esp in the 19th century) the movement for the union of the Slavic peoples, esp under the hegemony of tsarist Russia
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Derived FormsPan-Slavic, adjective
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