Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The science or state of fossils.
  • n. The state of being extremely antiquated in views and opinions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science or state of fossils.
  • n. The state of being extremely antiquated in views and opinions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being fossil; the character of a fossil, in any sense of that word. Also fossility.
  • n. The scientific study of fossils; paleontology. Also called fossilogy, fossilology.

Etymologies

fossil +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to Altvater, "fossilism" sets the foundation for the financial markets and is marked by the informalization and deregulation of labor.

    Indybay newswire

  • The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable, to counterbalance the inertness and fossilism making so large a part of human institutions.

    Collect ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

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