sectionalism

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noun sec·tion·al·ism \ˈsek-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-ˌli-\

Definition of sectionalism

  1. :  an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region

Examples of sectionalism in a sentence

  1. a nation divided by sectionalism

1847

First Known Use of sectionalism

1847


SECTIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners

sectionalism

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noun sec·tion·al·ism \ˈsek-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-ˌli-\

Definition of sectionalism for English Language Learners

  • : a tendency to be more concerned with the interests of your particular group or region than with the problems and interests of the larger group, country, etc.


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