noun Van·sit·tart·ism \vanˈsitə(r)tˌizəm also vən-\

Definition of Vansittartism



  1. :  a doctrine holding that the conduct of German war leaders from the Franco-Prussian war on has had the wholehearted support of the majority of Germans and that Germany must be demilitarized during a protracted period of occupation and reeducation to insure against her undertaking further wars of conquest

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Origin and Etymology of vansittartism

Sir Robert Vansittart, 1st Baron Vansittart of Denham †1957 British diplomat + English -ism

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a trip made at another's expense

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