Eu·​ro·​com·​mu·​nism ˌyu̇r-ō-ˈkäm-yə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Eurocommunism (audio)
: the communism especially of western European Communist parties that was marked by a willingness to reach power through coalitions and by independence from Soviet leadership
Eurocommunist noun or adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Eurocommunism was in 1976

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“Eurocommunism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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