Ciceronianism Cic`e*ro"ni*an*ism, n. Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action Cicero; a Ciceronian phrase or expression. ``Great study in Ciceronianism, the chief abuse of Oxford.'' --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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