American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See alienage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being an alien.
- n. The study and treatment of mental diseases.
- n. The fact or position of being an alien; alienage.
- n. archaic The study or treatment of mental disorders; psychiatry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The status or legal condition of an alien; alienage.
- n. The study or treatment of diseases of the mind.
- n. an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
- n. the quality of being alien
- From alien + -ism. (Wiktionary)
“In 1890 Wisconsin Governor William D. Hoard claimed that German-Americans were engaged in a conspiracy to darken the understanding of the children, and called for native born Americans to fight alienism and selfish ecclesiasticism by closing all German language schools in the state and making education in government schooling compulsory.”
“Something they dont realize is that they have not given up on religion but made alienism their religion.”
“Old stock Americans . . . see in the Roman Church today the chief leader of alienism, and the most dangerous alien power with a foothold inside our boundaries," Evans wrote.”
“The Matter in the Intellectual Realm is an Existent, for there is nothing previous to it except the Beyond-Existence; but what precedes the Matter of this sphere is Existence; by its alienism in regard to the beauty and good of Existence, Matter is therefore a non-existent.”
“With a frozen sense of her alienism, Lilly sat, as it were, outside the situation, proffering herself almost with a sense of intrusion.”
“And as if their alienism disturbed him, he moved restlessly, almost resentfully, bit his lips nervously, moistened them, and began putting away his things.”
“The alienism is then purely political, and works no hardship but what Suffragists conceive to be in the mental attitude of the worker.”
“It is a truism to say that in our social code the value of a man's character is determined by his position; and fine traits in a foreigner unless he should happen to be something very great strike us rather as part of a supposed mental alienism, and as such, naturally suspicious.”
“In spite of her friendly sympathy, he never felt so keenly his alienism as in her presence.”
“It is a truism to say that in our social code the value of a man's character is determined by his position; and fine traits in a foreigner (unless he should happen to be something very great) strike us rather as part of a supposed mental alienism, and as such, naturally suspicious.”
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