Syncretism

Definition of Syncretism

Syn´cre`tism
n.1.Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at variance with each other.
He is plotting a carnal syncretism, and attempting the reconcilement of Christ and Belial.
- Baxter.
Syncretism is opposed to eclecticism in philosophy.
- Krauth-Fleming.
2.(Philol.) The union or fusion into one of two or more originally different inflectional forms, as of two cases.

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