Definitions

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  • n. The employment, arts, or practices of a pander.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The employment, arts, or practices of a pander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or occupation of a pander.

Etymologies

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pander +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, panderism, and the like infirmities, were amongst the most excusable arts they had to mention, and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • There is nothing that so poisons princes as flattery, nor anything whereby wicked men more easily obtain credit and favour with them; nor panderism so apt and so usually made use of to corrupt the chastity of women as to wheedle and entertain them with their own praises.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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  • Calderona, having discovered by a spy that Signora Sirena, with the handle of an alias to her name, was receiving night visits from the Prince of Spain, and that the Count de Lemos managed that intrigue by the panderism of Signor de Santillane, determined to be revenged on the whole knot.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 9 ch. 7

    October 8, 2008