Antedating of "Liberalism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 29 03:24:24 UTC 2004

liberalism (OED 1819)

1818 _Christian Observer_ Dec. 805 (American Periodical Series)
They could not forget, that the leading gentleman in this Committee had
very eminently distinguished himself as the advocate of this liberalism.

Fred Shapiro

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