1864, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from French nécrophilisme, from nécrophile "necrophiliac" (from nécro- necro- + -phile -phil entry 1) + -isme -ism
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“Necrophilism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necrophilism. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.
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