Definition of defencism in English:

defencism

(also defensism)

noun

  • The policy or attitude of supporting the continuation of hostilities by Russia against the Central Powers towards the end of the First World War (1914–18), rather than the conclusion of a separate peace.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Round Table. From defence + -ism, after Russian oborončestvo.

Pronunciation

defencism

/dɪˈfɛnsɪz(ə)m/