plural -s
: the doctrines of the Lutheran theologian Philipp Melanchthon or his followers marked by a conciliatory policy toward both the Calvinists and the Roman Catholic Church

Word History


French philippisme, from Philipp Melanchthon (Schwarzert) †1560 German scholar and religious reformer + French -isme -ism

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“Philippism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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