Pros"e*ly*tism (?), n. [Cf. F. pros'elytisme.]

1.

The act or practice of proselyting; the making of converts to a religion or a religious sect, or to any opinion, system, or party.

They were possessed of a spirit of proselytism in the most fanatical degree. Burke.

2.

Conversion to a religion, system, or party.

 

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