Definition of Reithian in US English:

Reithian

(also Reithean)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Lord Reith or his principles, especially his belief in the responsibility of broadcasting to enlighten and educate public taste.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Economic Journal. From the name of J. C. W. Reith, 1st Baron Reith of Stonehaven, director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation + -ian.

Pronunciation

Reithian

/ˈriːθɪən/