Etymology
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cladism (n.)

"theory or practice of cladistic taxonomy," 1966, from clade + -ism. Related: Cladist.

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Catholicism (n.)
"faith and practice of the Catholic church," 1610s, from Catholic + -ism.
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canting (n.)
1560s, "practice of using thieves' cant," verbal noun from cant (v.1).
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educationist (n.)
"one versed in the theory and practice of education," 1815; see education + -ist.
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obstructionism (n.)

"the practice of systematic or persistent obstruction," especially in a legislative body, 1868, from obstruction + -ism.

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didacticism (n.)

"practice of conveying instruction; tendency to be didactic in style," 1841; see didactic + -ism.

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beggary (n.)
late 14c., "practice of begging, mendicancy; poverty," from beggar + -y (2).
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foolishness (n.)
late 15c., "quality of being foolish," from foolish + -ness. From 1530s as "a foolish practice."
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use (n.)
c. 1200, "act of employing," from Anglo-French and Old French us "custom, practice, usage," from Latin usus "use, custom, practice, employment, skill, habit," from past participle stem of uti "make use of, profit by, take advantage of" (see use (v.)).
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sarcophagy (n.)

"practice of eating meat," 1640s, from sarco- "flesh" +-phagy "eating" (see -phagous).

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