agelicism

noun agel·i·cism \ə-ˈje-lə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of agelicism

plural

-s

  1. :  the doctrine that holds that society completely determines the thoughts, feelings, and acts of individuals

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Origin and Etymology of agelicism

Greek agelikós “of the herd” (from agélē “herd” + -ikos 1-ic) + -ism — more at agelaius


First Known Use: circa 1955


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