Definition of allegorism in US English:

allegorism

noun

  • 1Allegorical interpretation; specifically the method of interpreting scripture allegorically rather than literally. Compare "allegorist".

  • 2The use of allegory in a story, picture, etc.

Origin

Early 18th century. From allegory + -ism. Compare French allégorisme.

Pronunciation

allegorism

/ˈalɪɡ(ə)rɪz(ə)m/