Definition of crypto-Calvinism in English:

crypto-Calvinism

Pronunciation /ˌkrɪptəʊˈkalvɪnɪz(ə)m/

noun

historical
  • Secret or concealed Calvinism, especially as practised by Lutherans in 16th-cent. Germany; Philippism.

Origin

Early 19th century. From crypto- + Calvinism, after either crypto-Calvinist or German Kryptocalvinismus, †Cryptocalvinismus.