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pansophism

[pan-suh-fiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a claim or pretension to pansophy.
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Origin of pansophism

1865–70; < Greek pánsoph(os) all-wise + -ism. See pan-, sophism
Related formspan·so·phist, noun
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  • And here there necessarily entered the governing idea, encyclopædism or pansophism.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

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