What does the word socialism mean?

Usage examples for socialism

  1. Well, if he did, what is Socialism? – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  2. They were talking about Socialism and Fascisti, and all that. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  3. A tendency toward State Socialism he would have detested above all things; and yet that is the direction inevitably taken by supreme authority when the responsibility for the greatest happiness of the greatest number is imposed upon it by popular demand. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall