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Noun: amateurism  'a-mu-tu,ri-zum or 'a-mu-chu,ri-zum or 'a-mu,t(y)ûr,i-zum
  1. The conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

Derived forms: amateurisms

Type of: article of faith, conviction, strong belief

Encyclopedia: Amateurism