Islamism

noun

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Islamism was in 1747

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“Islamism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Islamism. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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