Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practice of filibustering.
- n. Bucaneering; freebooting.
- n. Legislative obstruction.
- n. dated Piracy, freebooting; the waging of unauthorised war.
- n. US The practice of forcefully and unauthorisedly acquiring control of foreign land.
- n. The practice of delaying legislation by filibuster or other obstructive tactics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The characteristics or practices of a filibuster.
- filibuster + -ism (Wiktionary)
“The other is, that while she may indulge with impunity the spirit of filibusterism, or lawless and violent adventure, upon”
“It has relieved those Republics from the fear of filibusterism which had been formerly incited against Central America and Mexico in the interest of slave extension, and it has produced an impression of the stability of our institutions and of our public strength sufficient to dissipate the fears of our friends or the hopes of those who wish us ill.”
“American states bordering on Nicaragua being in sore dread of their ambitious neighbor, while the agents of the Vanderbilt Company worked industriously to stir up a revolt against this soaring eagle of filibusterism.”
“The next event in this fantastic drama of filibusterism was a war with the neighboring republic of Costa Rica.”
“In the other case, newspapers and books seem generally ignored, and noisy discussions of village and State politics, the tobacco and cotton-crops, filibusterism in Cuba, Nicaragua,”
“The patriot and statesman Hume endeavoured to procure an inquiry into these acts of Oriental _filibusterism_; but the underhand influence of an unprincipled Administration, backed by an interested commercial clamour, was too strong for him; and the shameful usurpation has been justified.”
“The enemies of the Union started forth on every side -- Abolitionism here; secessionism there; acquisition and filibusterism elsewhere.”
Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture; In which Certain Demagogues in Tennessee, and Elsewhere, are Shown Up in Their True Colors
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