Whiteboyism

whiteboyism

(ˈwaɪtbɔɪˌɪzəm)
n
the principles or conduct of the Whiteboys

Whiteboyism

the doctrines and activities of the Irish Whiteboys, a secret agrarian society formed in 1761 to fight high rents [from the white shirts worn by the members at night for identification]. — Whiteboy, n.
See also: Politics
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Paul Roberts, "Caravats and Shanavests: Whiteboyism and Faction Fighting in East Munster, 1802-1811," in Irish Peasant: Violence and Unrest, 1780-1914, ed.
A remote ancestor was a Father Nicholas Sheehy, framed and hanged for whiteboyism (agrarian agitation) in the late eighteenth century in what amounted to an exercise in judicial murder.
He reconsiders whiteboyism from the beginning of the 19th century in the county from a variety of historiographic perspectives.