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particularism definition


This page has 4 definitions of particularism in English and Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan. Particularism is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English particularism definition


From particular +‎ -ism, after French particularisme.


particularism (countable and uncountable, plural particularisms)

  1. An exclusive focus on a particular area, group, sect, etc.
  2. (Christianity, Judaism, theology) The principle that only certain people are chosen by God for salvation.
    Synonym: (obsolete) particularity
  3. (politics) The principle that individual states, races of a federation, etc., may act independently of a central authority.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 221:
      Despite the dominance of Castile and the stream of centralizing measures flowing from the new capital in Madrid, Aragonese particularism continued to make itself felt right up to the early eighteenth century.

Romanian particularism definition


From French particularisme.


particularism n (uncountable)

  1. particularism