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Meaning of PIETISM

Pronunciation:  'pIu`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  exaggerated or affected piety
  2. [n]  17th and 18th-century movement in the German Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion
 

PIETISM is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: religiosity
 
 See Also: devoutness, religious movement, religiousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pi"e*tism\ (p[imac]"[-e]*t[i^]z'm), n. [Cf. G.
pietismus, F. pi['e]tisme.]
1. The principle or practice of the Pietists.

2. Strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion.

         The Sch["o]ne Seele, that ideal of gentle pietism,
         in ``Wilhelm Meister.''               --W. Pater.

 

 

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