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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quietism  \Qui"et*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  qui['e]tisme.] 
  1.  Peace  or  tranquillity  of  mind;  calmness;  indifference; 
  apathy;  dispassion;  indisturbance;  inaction. 
  2.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  The  system  of  the  Quietists,  who  maintained 
  that  religion  consists  in  the  withdrawal  of  the  mind  from 
  worldly  interests  and  anxieties  and  its  constant 
  employment  in  the  passive  contemplation  of  God  and  his 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  form  of  religious  mysticism  requiring  withdrawal  from  all 
  human  effort  and  passive  contemplation  of  God 

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