Definition of Lesbianism

1. Noun. Female homosexuality.

Exact synonyms: Sapphism
Generic synonyms: Gayness, Homoeroticism, Homosexualism, Homosexuality, Queerness
Specialized synonyms: Tribadism

Definition of Lesbianism

1. n. Unnatural sexual relations between women.

Definition of Lesbianism

1. Noun. female homosexuality ¹

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Definition of Lesbianism

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Medical Definition of Lesbianism

1. Female homosexuality. Also called sapphism (after the lesbian poet sappho). (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Lesbianism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chapters on Human Love by Walter Matthew Gallichan (1898)
"... the practice—Ethical and physiological views —Evils of the habit—Its efl'ect upon the mind—Homosexuality—lesbianism—Sappho—Morbid sexuality -Necessity ..."

2. More Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in by Scott Long, A. Widney Brown, Gail Cooper (2003)
"The Committee recommends that lesbianism be reconceptualized as a sexual orientation and that penalties for its practice be abolished.589 8. ..."

3. Women and the Glorious Qur'an: An Analytical Study of Women-related Verses by Gunawan Adnan (2004)
"The reason for not accepting lesbianism acts, he said, was to prevent them from doing (being involved in) something that should to be done by men. ..."

4. Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians by Michael Matthew Kaylor (2006)
"... Existence' (1980): I have chosen to use the terms lesbian existence and lesbian continuum because the word lesbianism has a clinical and limiting ring. ..."

5. Self-Organizing Men: Conscious Masculinities in Time and Space by Jay Sennett (2006)
"lesbianism can be incredibly political and subversive. Not the kind of lesbianism that Feminist Lila Karp talks about—the category created by Freud and his ..."

6. Candlelight by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"Upon Reno's nomination, I and others gave the Senate Judiciary Committee and the FBI evidence not only of Reno's closeted lesbianism, but also of her ..."

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