from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The practice of referring to oneself in the third person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The unnecessarily frequent use of the pronoun he by a writer, especially in reference to himself in the third person; also, an instance of this use.
From Latin ille ("that man; he") + -ism (modelled on egoism). (Wiktionary)