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Webster Dictionary

  1. Ribbonism(noun)

    the principles and practices of the Ribbonmen. See Ribbon Society, under Ribbon


  1. Ribbonism

    Ribbonism, whose adherents were usually called Ribbonmen, was a 19th-century popular movement of Catholics in Ireland. It was active against landlords and their agents, and was ideologically and sometimes violently opposed to the Orange Order.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ribbonism

    the principles of secret associations among the lower Irish Catholics, organised in opposition to Orangeism, the name being derived from a green ribbon worn as a badge in a button-hole by the members; they were most active between 1835 and 1855.


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