Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Zabernism Definition

Zabernism Definition - From the German name for Saverne, a town in Alsace. Originated from an incident in 1913 involving an overzealous soldier who wounded a cobbler for smiling at him. Event which ultimately triggered an intervention from the army who took over the power from local authorities.

Noun
zabernism
The misuse or abuse of military authority; bullying.

Zabernism Definition

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