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Meaning of "warlordism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WARLORDISM

warlordism  [ˈwɔːˌlɔːdɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WARLORDISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Warlordism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WARLORDISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

warlordism

Warlord

A warlord is a person with power who has both military and civil control over a subnational area due to armed forces loyal to the warlord and not to a central authority. The term can also mean one who espouses the ideal that war is necessary, and has the means and authority to engage in war. Today, the word has a strong connotation that the person exercises far more power than their official title or rank legitimately permits. Under feudalism, by contrast, the local military leader may enjoy great autonomy and a personal army, and still derive legitimacy from formal fealty to a central authority. Warlordism is a term coined to describe chaos at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the birth of the Republic of China, from the death of Yuan Shikai in 1916 until 1928. This period is called the warlord era of China. It can however be used to describe similar periods in other countries or epochs such as in Japan during the Sengoku period, or in China during the Three Kingdoms, or in Somalia during the Somali Civil War.

Definition of warlordism in the English dictionary

The definition of warlordism in the dictionary is the practices of a warlord.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WARLORDISM


absurdism
æbˈsɜːdɪzəm
avant-gardism
ˌævɒŋˈɡɑːdɪzəm
bardism
ˈbɑːdɪzəm
blackguardism
ˈblæɡɑːdɪzəm
Buddhism
ˈbʊdɪzəm
cryptorchidism
krɪpˈtɔːkɪˌdɪzəm
diehardism
ˈdaɪˌhɑːdɪzəm
dudism
ˈduːdɪzəm
encyclopaedism
ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪzəm
encyclopedism
ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪzəm
foodism
ˈfuːdɪzəm
hyperthyroidism
ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
hypothyroidism
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
Mahdism
ˈmɑːdɪzəm
nomadism
ˈnəʊmədɪzəm
nudism
ˈnjuːdɪzəm
post-Fordism
ˌpəʊstˈfɔːdɪzəm
Poujadism
ˈpuːʒɑːdɪzəm
sadism
ˈseɪdɪzəm
vanguardism
ˈvænˌɡɑːdɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WARLORDISM

wark
Warks
warless
Warley
warlike
warlikeness
warling
warlock
warlockry
warlord
Warlpiri
warm
warm front
warm over
warm sector
warm up
warm-blooded
warm-bloodedness
warm-down
warm-hearted

WORDS THAT END LIKE WARLORDISM

bastardism
Chassidism
contrabandism
dihybridism
faddism
Girondism
Hasidism
hybridism
invalidism
jihadism
landlordism
Lollardism
Luddism
Methodism
paludism
photoperiodism
propagandism
triadism
tribadism
vagabondism

Synonyms and antonyms of warlordism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «warlordism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WARLORDISM

Find out the translation of warlordism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of warlordism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «warlordism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

军阀混战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

señores de la guerra
570 millions of speakers

English

warlordism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

warlordism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمراء الحرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полевых командиров
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

warlordism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

warlordism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

seigneurs de la guerre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Warlordism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Warlords
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軍族主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군벌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Warlordism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

warlordism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர்க்குழுக்களுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युद्धकलावाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

savaş efendiliği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

warlordism
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wojennego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

польових командирів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

warlordism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

των τοπικών πολέμαρχων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorlog heer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krigsherrar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krigsherrer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of warlordism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WARLORDISM»

The term «warlordism» is normally little used and occupies the 135.503 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WARLORDISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about warlordism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WARLORDISM»

Discover the use of warlordism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to warlordism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Power of the Gun: The Emergence of Modern Chinese Warlordism
With the role of the military in modern Chinese politics receiving renewed attention today, this work is especially timely.
Edward Allen McCord, 1993
2
Science and Football III: Proceedings of the Third World ...
context for the rise of warlordism was a lack of a political consensus following the Revolution of 1911 on the form of government that should replace the imperial system, as well as a lack of an agreement on who should have power in this new  ...
J. Bangsbo, Thomas Reilly, Mike Hughes, 1997
3
Aspects of Peacekeeping
this would end by pandering to the trend visible in many of the Western media to homogenise conflicts in the developing world and to link them to a single process of state 'failure' or breakdown.4 Warlordism is a compact form of social ...
Stuart Gordon, Francis Toase, 2014
4
Civil-military Relations
Thus, an investigation into the origins of Chinese warlordism should consider the conditions that provided the opportunity for military men to gain political power along with the motives of the men who took advantage of this opportunity.
Peter Karsten, 1998
5
Essays on Civil-military Relations, Military-industrial ...
Drug warlordism and Narcoterrorism has thus become a part of this underworld dictionary. In Africa in particularly, where government institutions have short histories and questionable legitimacy, officials may rationalize their takeover of ...
Glen Segell, 1998
6
Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa
Warlordism is the phenomenon by which a leader of an armed rebel movement, driven, often by personal ambition, seeks to overthrow the central authority of a state or exercise control over parts of its territory. Warlordism thrives best in failed  ...
Toyin Falola Ph.D., Adebayo O. Oyebade, 2010
7
The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s: Between Triumph and ...
A fresh look at this question is possible now because of the availability of some new source material and research: that is, documents from Russian archives as well as recently published works on warlordism in China and on the Green Gang,  ...
Roland Felber, A.M. Grigoriev, Mechthild Leutner, 2013
8
Reflections on Security in the Third Millennium
511 It is in this economic disruption that it is possible to see the utility of drug trafficking in warlordism. The drug trafficking warlordism that exists in Asia and Africa is where warlordism already exists where drug trafficking sustains and further ...
Glen Segell, 2000
9
Crafting Peace: Strategies to Deal with Warlords in ...
While groups that are absolute warlords are relatively rare in international relations, warlordism plays an important and sometimes critical role in many of today's insurgencies. Certain groups such as Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front ...
Sasha Lezhnev, 2006
10
The Chinese and Opium under the Republic: Worse than Floods ...
Edward McCord describes warlordism as “a situation where a number of indi- vidual military commanders exercise autonomous political power by virtue of the actual or threatened use of military force under their personal control.”2 In the most ...
Alan Baumler, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WARLORDISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term warlordism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Warlords and Holy Men
[In a modern context] Warlordism frequently appears in failed states, states in which central government and nationwide authorities have collapsed or exist ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
2
Right Sector and Wrong Directions in Ukraine
This is an understandable, classic but dangerous move: militias breed warlordism, and there's quite enough of that already within the Ukrainian system, but ... «International Policy Digest, Jul 15»
3
Let's give Afghanistan a sporting chance
But now, like many other institutions in this country, corruption, warlordism and power politics are beginning to erode the sector's establishments and may, ... «Aljazeera.com, Mar 15»
4
Why is a ceasefire so difficult in Aleppo?
Another major reason behind the difficulty of ceasefires is the nature of civil war itself; the “warlordism” aspect. Previously obscure individuals, usually from ... «Middle East Eye, Mar 15»
5
Philippine government warns of 'warlordism' in Mindanao if peace …
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government warned today that "warlordism" and lawlessness might prevail again in Mindanao if peace process ... «Philippine Star, Jan 15»
6
Warlords and armed groups threaten Ukraine's rebuilding
Western donors, however, must make countering incipient warlordism a top priority and press Ukraine's leaders to reassign qualified members of the volunteer ... «Washington Post, Dec 14»
7
Well-known Afghan lawmaker and women's rights activist survives …
She also has condemned the culture of warlordism in Afghanistan. She is a strong ally of Ghani and was widely viewed as a potential member of his new ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
8
The tragedy of Afghanistan: UK troops withdraw, what's left behind?
The balance sheet shows that far from helping the transition of Afghanistan from backward state plagued by violence and warlordism into a beacon of liberty and ... «RT, Oct 14»
9
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
He is also the figure who has received the most attention with respect to “warlordism” in Afghanistan. However, Dostum how shown that he is just as able a ... «The Diplomat, Oct 14»
10
MAX HASTINGS: Why, with heavy heart, I believe we have no …
Today, after the expenditure of billions of pounds and hundreds of British lives, we see Afghanistan on the cusp of succumbing to chaos and warlordism; Iraq in ... «Daily Mail, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Warlordism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/warlordism>. Sep 2020 ».
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