Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being martial; warlike spirit or propensity; military character.

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

  • noun obsolete The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war.

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

  • noun obsolete The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war.

Etymologies

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martial +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Today I have felt the magnitude of this event, the martialism of the troops, the organization, the discipline, the impressive silence in this plaza where not even the buzzing of a mosquito is heard, [applause] the attention with which the people are capable of paying to the speakers during the very warm noon hour.

    MASS RALLY IN MANAGUA NICARAGUA

  • Whether he was exactly the kind of man to have enjoyed the livelier side of martialism may be the subject of considerable doubt.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

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