Definition of metallism in English:

metallism

noun

historical Economics
  • The theory that all currency should be in the form of metal coins. Also: the theory that any currency should consist of a commodity (usually some metal) so that the exchange value and purchasing power of the commodity (considered independently of its monetary role) determines that of the currency.

Pronunciation

metallism

/ˈmɛtəlɪz(ə)m/ /ˈmɛt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From metal + -ism, after metallist.