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 (pyo͞o′zē-ĭz′əm, pyo͞o′sē-)

[After Edward Bouverie Pusey.]

Pu′sey·ite′ (-īt′) n.
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(Alternative Belief Systems) a derogatory term for the Oxford Movement used by its contemporary opponents
[C19: after E. B. Pusey]
ˈPuseyite n, adj
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(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.
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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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Influenced by the teachings of Henry Parry Liddon and other successors of Tractarianism in Oxford, he developed a strong attraction for Anglo-Catholic ritualism, Puseyism, which eventually led him to his 1866 conversion and Jesuit novitiate.
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.
To some, he took a critique of Protestantism too far and thus veered close to "Romanizing tendencies" or "Puseyism," a term associated with the high-church views of Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), a leader of the Oxford Movement in England.
The closest Protestant denomination to Catholicism and the most ritualistic in its mode of worship, the Episcopalian church--the American descendant of the Anglican church of England--was also most affected by the neo-Catholic reforms of the Tractarian or Oxford Movement (Puseyism) of the 1830s and 1840s.