Aryanism

noun
Ar·​yan·​ism | \ -ˌnizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Aryanism

1 : the doctrine popularized by Nazism that the so-called Aryan peoples possess superior capacities for government, social organization, and civilization
2 : the belief in the doctrine of Aryanism and acceptance of its social and ethical implications often accompanied by suppression of the so-called non-Aryan peoples (as the Jews) — compare nordicism

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