proselytism

[ pros-uh-li-tiz-uhm, -lahy- ]
/ ˈprɒs ə lɪˌtɪz əm, -laɪ- /

noun

the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion.
the state or condition of a proselyte.
the practice of making proselytes.

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Origin of proselytism

First recorded in 1650–60; proselyte + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM proselytism

pros·e·lyt·i·cal [pros-uh-lit-i-kuhl], /ˌprɒs əˈlɪt ɪ kəl/, adjective
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