Paternalism means: The theory or practice of paternal government. See Paternal government, under Paternal.
Personalism means: The quality or state of being personal; personality.
Petalism means: A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans by which they banished for five years a citizen suspected of having dangerous influence or ambition. It was similar to the ostracism in Athens; but olive leaves were used instead of shells for ballots.
Phallism means: The worship of the generative principle in nature, symbolized by the phallus.
Phenomenalism means: That theory which limits positive or scientific knowledge to phenomena only, whether material or spiritual.
Pluralism means: The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.
Pluralism means: The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.
Politicalism means: Zeal or party spirit in politics.
Polydactylism means: The possession of more that the normal number of digits.
Polythelism means: The condition of having more than two teats, or nipples.
Zoned means: Wearing a zone, or girdle.
Zone means: To girdle; to encircle.
Zone means: Circuit; circumference.
Zone means: A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
Zone means: A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains which is above the limit of tree growth.
Zone means: A band or stripe extending around a body.
Zone means: The portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis.
Zone means: One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.
Zone means: A girdle; a cincture.
Zonate means: Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.
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