Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

particularism

play
noun par·tic·u·lar·ism \pə(r)-ˈti-k(yə-)lə-ˌri-zəm also pär-\

Definition of particularism

  1. 1 :  exclusive or special devotion to a particular interest

  2. 2 :  a political theory that each political group has a right to promote its own interests and especially independence without regard to the interests of larger groups

  3. 3 :  a tendency to explain complex social phenomena in terms of a single causative factor

particularist

play \-rist\ noun or adjective

particularistic

play \-ˌti-k(yə-)lə-ˈris-tik\ adjective



Learn More about particularism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up particularism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).