from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Tractarianism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The principles of Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800–1882), English churchman and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principles of Dr. Pusey and others at Oxford, England, as exhibited in various publications, esp. in a series which appeared from 1833 to 1841, designated “ Tracts for the Times;” tractarianism. See Tractarianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles and teachings characteristic of a High-church party in the Church of England, originating in Oxford University in the early part of the nineteenth century: so called from one of the leaders in this so-called Oxford movement, Dr. E. B. Pusey, professor of Hebrew in the university. See Tractarianism, ritualism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
Today I suddenly remembered the term, "Puseyism" - of course I would know that - which happens to be another name for "Tractarianism", and I realized my reference wasn't all that crazy.
In those days the Tracts were new, and read by everybody, and what has since been called Puseyism was in its robust infancy.
It came to be known as "Puseyism" at home and abroad.
In 1840 the world talked of "Puseyism", and with a sure instinct, for
'Puseyism' seems rather to be a name of the past, though there are still
 "Puseyism" was unknown in the days when this drawing was made; but the kindly and helpful influences of what may be called ecclesiastical sentiment, which, in a morbidly exaggerated condition, forms one of the principal elements of "Puseyism," -- I use this word regretfully, no other existing which will serve for it, -- had been known and felt in our wild northern districts long before.
Circumscribed must his views be who does not perceive that "Puseyism," both in a religious and civil point of view, will soon become a far more important question for the consideration and decision of the inhabitants of Western Canada than that of the seat of Government, or than even that of the University.
He used to go to meeting and preach himself, until his son took orders; but of late the old gentleman has been accused of Puseyism, and is quite pitiless against the Dissenters.
Now the Squirradical, like the vast majority of the more manly, had drawn knowledge at the wells of Cambridge — he was wooden spoon in the year 1850; and the flag upon the houseboat streamed on the afternoon air with the colours of that seat of Toryism, that cradle of Puseyism, that home of the inexact and the effete Oxford.
He was slightly tainted with the venom of Puseyism, Aunt Letty said to herself; but nothing would dispel this with so much certainty as the theological studies necessary for ordination.
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