particularism

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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 \pə(r)-ˈti-k(yə-)lə-rist also pär-\ noun or adjective

particularistic

play \pə(r)-ˌti-k(yə-)lə-ˈri-stik also pär-\ adjective

First Known Use of particularism

circa 1834



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