communalism

noun com·mu·nal·ism \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of communalism

1 :social organization on a communal basis
2 :loyalty to a sociopolitical grouping based on religious or ethnic affiliation

communalist

play \kə-ˈmyü-nə-list\ noun or adjective

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1897


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