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 (mē′dē-ē′vəl, mĕd′ē-, mĭ-dē′vəl)
Variant of medieval.

me′di·ae′val·ism n.
me′di·ae′val·ist n.
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Mediaevalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods - Mediaevalism is real Christianity, and the mediaeval Christ is the real Christ.
"And yet," continued Lord Henry, in his low, musical voice, and with that graceful wave of the hand that was always so characteristic of him, and that he had even in his Eton days, "I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream--I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal-- to something finer, richer than the Hellenic ideal, it may be.
The thing, at the very latest, smacks of mediaevalism."
Steeped in the mediaevalism of the times and with nothing going for them, how will this generation transform India into a superpower that its rulers claim it will soon be?
It should certainly be a clear goal of the West to help Iraq's legitimate government inflict a decisive defeat on the IS and its mediaevalism. A loophole in current UK law may prevent the Home Office from stripping Foley's killer of his rights as a citizen, assuming that he is one.
meant.., submission to mediaevalism" with his own conviction that "it was not antiquarianism or quattrocentrism in any sense" but, rather, "the frank worship of Nature, kept in check by selection and directed by the spirit of imaginative purpose" (2:343,357; Hunt's emphasis).
And what is still less defensible, by God, is the mediaevalism of our present approach; the endless reprinting, with superstitious reverence, of books like Lenin's Materialism, without the slightest attempt to develop Marxism, to use it as a science instead of a revelation from Heaven!
"You will be interested in it, not merely as a piece of technical literature, but because of its quaintness of expression, its naive attention to detail, its exuberance of piety, its flavor of mediaevalism," he wrote.