allegorism

noun

al·​le·​go·​rism
-ˌgȯˌri-,
-gəˌri-
plural -s
: the process or result of allegorizing : the allegorical method of literary interpretation

Word History

Etymology

from allegorize, after such pairs as English baptize:baptism

First Known Use

1729, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allegorism was in 1729

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“Allegorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allegorism. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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