Fran·​co·​ism | \ ˈfraŋkōˌizəm, -räŋ- \
plural -s

Definition of Francoism

1 : the political or social policies advocated or put into effect by the dictator Franco
2 : the advocacy of or allegiance to Franco's policies

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First Known Use of Francoism

1938, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Francoism

Francisco Franco, born 1892 Spanish soldier and dictator of Spain + English -ism

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“Francoism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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