Definition of rotativism in English:

rotativism

noun

historical
  • A system whereby different political parties rotate in office according to a pre-arranged plan rather than by electoral mandate, especially in Portugal in the second half of the 19th cent.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Sun. From rotative + -ism, probably after Portuguese rotativismo.

Pronunciation

rotativism

/ˈrəʊtətɪvɪz(ə)m//rə(ʊ)ˈteɪtɪvɪz(ə)m/