Definition of Zionism in English:

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Zionism

Pronunciation: /ˈzʌɪənɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
1A movement for (originally) the re-establishment and (now) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel. It was established as a political organization in 1897 under Theodor Herzl, and was later led by Chaim Weizmann.
Example sentences
  • Religious, cultural, and political differences, including Zionism, divided Jewish immigrants, old and new, into numerous conflicting camps.
  • The pamphlet details the history of Zionism, the political movement for a Jewish homeland.
  • We diverged politically and personally as time went on, especially on issues of Jewish identity and Zionism / Israel, but remained in permanent dialogue.
2(In southern Africa) a religious movement represented by a group of independent Churches which practise a form of Christianity incorporating elements of traditional African beliefs.
Example sentences
  • In Zionism, African ‘prophets’ combined aspects of traditional African and Christian religious ritual, belief, and social organization.
2.1The beliefs and practices of the African Zionist movement.
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