Con*ven"tion*al*ism (?), n.
That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage.
All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings according to a received standart.
F. W. Robertson.
2. Fine Arts
The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.
© Webster 1913.