ad hocism

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noun ad hoc·ism \ˈad-ˈhäk-ˌi-zəm, -ˈhōk-; ˈäd-ˈhōk-\

Definition of ad hocism

  1. :  a policy or method characterized by actions or decisions chosen to suit or fulfill immediate needs or goals :  an ad hoc (see 1ad hoc) approach to dealing with problems or resolving issues But the Supreme Court should use specific cases to lay down discernible principles that deter judicial ad hocism. — Rocky Mountain News, 4 July 1996

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Origin and Etymology of ad hocism

2ad hoc + -ism


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