proselytism

[ pros-uh-li-tiz-uh m, -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.

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

proselytism


n.

1650s, from proselyte + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper