proselytism

Part of speech: noun

The making of converts.

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Usage examples "proselytism":

  1. Islam came by conquest, trade, and proselytism. - "The Negro", W.E.B. Du Bois.
  2. It is quite clear that the school- managers must be cautioned against allowing their schools to be made places of proselytism: but when this is done, the case is simple enough. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  3. To which we may add Miss Martineau's observations:- The Catholics of the country, thinking themselves now sufficiently numerous to be an American Catholic church, a great stimulus has been given to proselytism. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).