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[trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m]
  1. the religious opinions and principles of the Oxford movement, especially in its early phase, given in a series of 90 papers called Tracts for the Times, published at Oxford, England, 1833–41.
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Origin of Tractarianism

1830–40; tractarian + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • But he then proceeds to inform us what should be the true object of national alarm, and that is Tractarianism!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 68, No 422, December 1850


British Dictionary definitions for tractarianism


  1. another name for the Oxford Movement
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Derived FormsTractarian, noun, adjective

Word Origin

after the series of tracts, Tracts for the Times, published between 1833 and 1841, in which the principles of the movement were presented
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