Francoism

noun Fran·co·ism \ˈfraŋkōˌizəm, -räŋ-\

Definition of Francoism

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the political or social policies advocated or put into effect by the dictator Franco

  2. 2 :  the advocacy of or allegiance to Franco's policies

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Origin and Etymology of francoism

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


First Known Use: 1938


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