Ham·​il·​to·​ni·​an·​ism ˌha-məl-ˈtō-nē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Hamiltonianism (audio)
: the political principles and ideas held by or associated with Alexander Hamilton that center around a belief in a strong central government, broad interpretation of the federal constitution, encouragement of an industrial and commercial economy, and a general distrust of the political capacity or wisdom of the common man
Hamiltonian adjective or noun

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hamiltonianism was in 1901

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“Hamiltonianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hamiltonianism. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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