-ism, -ismus

(Greek, ismos; Latin, ismus: a suffix: belief in, practice of, condition of, process, characteristic behavior or manner, abnormal state, distinctive feature or trait)

communism (s) (noun)
1. A theoretical economic system in which property is owned by a collectives, not by individuals: "The students’ project was to use the concepts of communism to develop a summer experiment in collective living on campus."
2. When capitalized, a system of government that exerts a centralized control over economic, educational, and all matters affecting the population: "The university students studied Eastern European Communism in their class about comparative governments."
compatriotism (s) (noun), compatriotisms (pl)
The coming from the same country as someone else: Adam had a compatriotism with the stranger he was sitting next to on the bus because she was from the Mexico and they stopped wanting to talk about solidarity, nationalism, human rights and the fact that they were convinced that there was a value beyond financial wealth.
congregationalism, Congregationalism (s) (noun) (no plural)
The system of government and religious beliefs of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing: Mary's uncle, a church elder, enjoyed the independence that Congregationalism gave to their small church.
1. The state or fact of agreeing with or being consistent with each other or with something else.
2. The quality or fact of being suitable or appropriate for something.
1. The protection of the rights and interests of consumers; especially, with regard to price, quality, and safety.
2. An attitude that values the acquisition of material goods.
3. In economy, the belief that the buying and selling of large quantities of consumer good is beneficial to an economy or a sign of economic strength.
1. A disagreement about a contentious topic which is strongly felt or expressed by all of those who are concerned.
2. Relating to or causing much discussion, disagreement, or argument .
conventionalism (s) (noun), conventionalisms (pl)
The conformity to something that is generally established or accepted: The couple decided to observe the conventionalism of having a church wedding and invite all their friends and relatives.
Convicts as a class.
coseism, coseismic
A line drawn around an epicenter through all the points affected by the same seismic shock.
cosmism (s) (noun), cosmisms (pl)
The philosophy or doctrine of cosmic evolution.
In the realms of social and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism is the idea that all of humanity belongs to a single moral community.
The state or character of that which is cosmopolitan.

A specific disregard of national or local peculiarities, prejudices, and attachments.

cosmotheism (s) (noun), cosmotheisms (pl)
1. The belief that identifies God with the cosmos or the universe.
2. The doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God.
Theory, or conception, of the cosmos as being animate.