iconoclasm

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i·con·o·clasm

 (ī-kŏn′ə-klăz′əm)
n.
The beliefs, practices, or doctrine of an iconoclast.

[Back-formation from iconoclast.]

iconoclasm

(aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm)
n
the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast

i•con•o•clasm

(aɪˈkɒn əˌklæz əm)

n.
the action, beliefs, or spirit of iconoclasts.
[1790–1800]

iconoclasm

1. the practice of destroying images, especially those created for religious veneration.
2. the practice of opposing cherished beliefs or traditional institutions as being founded on error or superstition.
3. the doctrines underlying these practices. — iconoclast, n. — iconoclastic, adj.
See also: Images
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iconoclasm - the orientation of an iconoclast
heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
Translations

iconoclasm

[aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm] Niconoclastia f

iconoclasm

n (lit, fig)Bilderstürmerei f
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The iconoclastic riots of the summer and autumn of 1566 split the nobility into radical and moderate factions, and radicals were placed in many administrative positions at the time of the successful Revolt in 1572, and thereafter.
From this point of view it is every bit as important to show why Lille did not experience iconoclastic riots or a coup against the magistrates as to show why other cities did.