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proselytism

[pros-uh-li-tiz-uh m, -lahy-]
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noun
  1. the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.
  2. the state or condition of a proselyte.
  3. the practice of making proselytes.
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Origin of proselytism

First recorded in 1650–60; proselyte + -ism
Related formspros·e·lyt·i·cal [pros-uh-lit-i-kuh l] /ˌprɒs əˈlɪt ɪ kəl/, adjective
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Word Origin and History for proselytism

n.

1650s, from proselyte + -ism.

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