Semitism

noun
Sem·​i·​tism | \ ˈse-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Semitism (audio) \

Definition of Semitism

1a : Semitic character or qualities
b : a characteristic feature of a Semitic language occurring in another language
2 : policy or predisposition favorable to Jews

First Known Use of Semitism

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Semitism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semitism. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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