Germanism Ger"man*ism, n. [Cf. F. germanisme.] 1. An idiom of the German language. [1913 Webster]

2. A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism. --J. W. Alexander. [1913 Webster]

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