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 (pyo͞o′zē-ĭz′əm, pyo͞o′sē-)

[After Edward Bouverie Pusey.]

Pu′sey·ite′ (-īt′) n.


(Alternative Belief Systems) a derogatory term for the Oxford Movement used by its contemporary opponents
[C19: after E. B. Pusey]
ˈPuseyite n, adj


(trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm)

the High Church doctrine of the Oxford movement as given in a series of 90 tracts published in Oxford, England, 1833-41.
Trac•tar′i•an, adj., n.


Tractarianism, after Rev. E. B. Pusey, English clergyman. — Puseyite, n. — Puseyistic, Puseyistical adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Puseyism - principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
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At this time in the 1840s the controversy was about Puseyism, a carry over of the Oxford movement where there was an attempt to revert to more Catholic ritual in church services.
4) For a similar argument, see also Henry Rogers, "Recent Developments of Puseyism," Edinburgh Review (October 1844): 310-311.
In a letter of 1842 Mill had declared that 'it is becoming more & more clearly evident to me that the mental regeneration of Europe must precede its social regeneration & also that none of the ways in which that mental regeneration is sought, Bible Societies, Tract Societies, Puseyism, Socialism, Chartism, Benthamism &c.