Definitions

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  • n. The principles, purposes, and methods of the Fenians.

Etymologies

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Fenian +‎ -ism

Examples

  • We have had a period of intense life—Fenianism, Parnellism, whatever it may be—and then it dies down again.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • The Catholic Church was, for better or worse, fiercely opposed to Irish Republicanism from Fenianism.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • But while he said he was a devout Catholic he was also a devout Fenian, and Fenianism was condemned by his church.

    The Fenian Invasion of 1871

  • It had been all very well to put down Fenianism, and Ribandmen, and

    Phineas Finn

  • And my husband spoke to the queen personally about the matter before he went there, and they both took the view that once Mr. Parnell was removed and not replaced, then all the Fenianism would die down.

    The Master

  • Stephens, the founder of Fenianism, had discovered him searching the second-hand bookstalls for rare editions, and enrolled him in his organization.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Perhaps a year before we returned to London, a Catholic friend217 brought me to a spiritualistic séance at the house of a young man, lately arrested under a suspicion of Fenianism, but released for lack of evidence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Fenianism was condemned by Archbishop Cullen because it required a secret oath.

    1857, Sept

  • Fenianism represented the revolutionary and international aspects of Irish nationalism in that it organized radical Irishmen in Ireland and abroad.

    1857, Sept

  • Perhaps a year before we returned to London, a Catholic friend217 brought me to a spiritualistic séance at the house of a young man lately arrested under a suspicion of Fenianism, but released for lack of evidence.

    Autobiographies

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