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  • adj. Of or relating to Edwin Chadwick (1800–1890), English social reformer, noted for his work to reform the Poor Laws and improve sanitary conditions and public health.

Etymologies

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Chadwick +‎ -ian

Examples

  • The dislike of confrontation could lead not only to the almost incredibly judicious and Olympian style of conversation (beautifully and affectionately caught by JIM Stewart in his "Surrey" novels about Christ Church, where the provost is clearly drawn from Chadwickian life), but at times to a real unwillingness to express commitments - on matters of learned detail, on issues in contemporary theology, on public affairs - and some found this tantalising, to say the least.

    Archbishop pays tribute to Henry Chadwick

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