noun By·zan·tin·ism \bə̇ˈzantəˌnizəm\

Definition of Byzantinism



  1. 1 :  the political principles, social patterns, manner, style, and spirit characteristic of Byzantine life especially when manifested in architecture, art, or literature

  2. 2 :  the doctrine or system of state supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs — compare caesaropapism, erastianism

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