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[pyoo-zee-iz-uh m]
  1. Tractarianism.
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Origin of Puseyism

1830–40; (E. B.) Pusey + -ism
Related formsPu·sey·is·ti·cal, Pu·sey·is·tic, adjectivePu·sey·ite [pyoo-zee-ahyt] /ˈpyu ziˌaɪt/, noun
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Historical Examples of puseyism

  • Neither had Laudism revived, under its new name of Puseyism.

    Liverpool a few years since

    James Aspinall

  • It is not wonderful that Puseyism should share in this universal indulgence.

  • Puseyism may retain as many in the English Church as it may send to Rome.

    The London Pulpit

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • I am apprehensive that some will accuse me of levity in my manner of alluding to Puseyism.

  • Well, well, I can always go over to Puseyism to spite my friends, and that's some comfort.

British Dictionary definitions for puseyism


  1. a derogatory term for the Oxford Movement used by its contemporary opponents
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Derived FormsPuseyite, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Puseyism

C19: after E. B. Pusey
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