Trac·​tar·​i·​an·​ism trak-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Tractarianism (audio)
: a system of High Church principles set forth in a series of tracts at Oxford (1833–41)

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tractarianism was in 1840

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“Tractarianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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