Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Authorship; the position or character of an author.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Authorship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Authorship.
  • noun A habit or practice of an author.

Etymologies

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author +‎ -ism

Examples

  • He is a sensible man, but has not worn off his authorism yet, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one.

    Burke

  • The prophecy came true in time, but it was Burke's passion for authorism that eventually led to a rupture with his first patron.

    Burke

  • He is a sensible man, but has not worn off his authorism yet, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one.

    Obiter Dicta Second Series

  • He is a sensible man, but has not worn off his authorism yet, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one.

    Letters of Horace Walpole 01

  • a sensible man, but has not worn off his authorism yet, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • He is a sensible man, but has not _worn off his authorism yet_, and thinks there is nothing so charming as writers, and to be one: _he will know better one of these days_ "GRAY and BURKE!

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

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