Zionism

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noun Zi·on·ism \ˈzī-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Zionism

  1. :  an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel

Zionist

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Zionistic

play \ˌzī-ə-ˈni-stik\ adjective

First Known Use of zionism

1896


ZIONISM Defined for English Language Learners

Zionism

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Definition of Zionism for English Language Learners

  • : political support for the creation and development of a Jewish homeland in Israel



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