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noun pros·e·ly·tism \ˈprä-sə-ˌlī-ˌti-zəm, ˈprä-s(ə-)lə-\

Definition of proselytism

  1. 1 :  the act of becoming or condition of being a proselyte :  conversion

  2. 2 :  the act or process of proselytizing

Circa 1660

First Known Use of proselytism

circa 1660

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