agelicism

noun
agel·​i·​cism | \ ə-ˈje-lə-ˌsi-zəm \
plural -s

Definition of agelicism

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

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First Known Use of agelicism

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agelicism

Greek agelikós “of the herd” (from agélē “herd” + -ikos -ic entry 1) + -ism

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The first known use of agelicism was circa 1955

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“Agelicism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agelicism. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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