Islamism

noun
Is·​lam·​ism | \ is-ˈlä-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce Islamism (audio) , iz-, -ˈla-; ˈiz-lə- \

Definition of Islamism

1 : the faith, doctrine, or cause of Islam
2 : a popular reform movement advocating the reordering of government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam

Other Words from Islamism

Islamist \ is-​ˈlä-​mist How to pronounce Islamist (audio) , iz-​ , -​ˈla-​ ; ˈiz-​lə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Islamism

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Islamism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Islamism. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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