Definitions for radicalismˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rad•i•cal•ismˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm(n.)

  1. the holding or following of radical views or principles.

    Category: Government

  2. the principles or practices of radicals.

    Category: Government

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radicalism(noun)

    the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society


  1. radicalism(Noun)

    Any of various radical social or political movements that aim at fundamental change in the structure of society

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radicalism(noun)

    the quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform


  1. Radicalism

    The term Radical was used during the late 18th century for proponents of the Radical Movement. Historically, it began in the United Kingdom with political support for a "radical reform" of the electoral system to widen the franchise. Some radicals sought republicanism, abolition of titles, redistribution of property and freedom of the press. Initially identifying itself as a far left party opposed to the right-wing parties; the Orléanists, the Legitimists and the Bonapartists in France in the nineteenth century, the Republican, Radical and Radical‐Socialist Party progressively became the most important party of the Third Republic. As historical Radicalism became absorbed in the development of political liberalism, in the later 19th century in both the United Kingdom and continental Europe the term Radical came to denote a progressive liberal ideology.


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