Definition of Metternichian in English:

Metternichian

(also Metternichean)

adjective

Politics
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Metternich or his policies, especially that of maintaining international order through a sustainable balance of power.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Age. From the name of Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich -Winneburg-Beilstein, Austrian statesman + -ian. With form Metternichean compare -ean.

Pronunciation

Metternichian

/ˌmɛtəˈnɪkɪən//ˌmɛtəˈnɪxɪən/