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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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14 Sep 2020
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“Barbarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbarism. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.
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