Conventionalism

Con*ven"tion*al*ism

(?), n. 1. That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage.
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All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
Hawthorne.
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They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings according to a received standard.
F. W. Robertson.
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2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.
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