the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
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a doctrine or movement that advocates equal rights for women
1851, “state of being feminine;” sense of “advocacy of women’s rights” is 1895, from French féminisme (1837); see feminine + -ism.
The doctrine — and the political movement based on it — that women should have the same economic, social, and political rights as men. (See under “Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.”)
A movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men. (See women’s movement.)
of, relating to, or like the , or its political, military, social, and economic structure. of or relating to the Middle Ages. of, relating to, or of the nature of a fief or fee: a feudal estate. of or relating to the holding of land in a fief or fee. Contemporary Examples Just as Florence […]
of or relating to a substance that inhibits the ability to produce offspring; contraceptive. antifertility an·ti·fer·til·i·ty (ān’tē-fər-tĭl’ĭ-tē, ān’tī-) adj. Capable of reducing or eliminating fertility; contraceptive.
preventing the development of or reducing .
the policy or practice of showing hostility toward foreigners, foreign customs, etc. Historical Examples In the second half of 1900 an anti-foreign and anti-dynastic rebellion, breaking out in Shantung, spread Chinese Crisis of 1900. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3 Various In the meantime Shooiski instigated an anti-foreign reaction. The Story of Moscow […]