Definition of Parsonianism in US English:

Parsonianism

noun

Sociology
  • The ideas, theories, and methods of Talcott Parsons (1902–79), especially his theories of action and change within a society or culture, and his structural–functional method of analysing a social system. Also (occasionally): an idea, theory, etc., propounded by or characteristic of Parsons.

Origin

1960s. From Parsonian + -ism.

Pronunciation

Parsonianism

/pɑːˈsəʊnɪənɪʒ(ə)m/