sectionalism definition by Webster's New World
narrow-minded concern for or devotion to the interests of one section of a country; sectional spirit, bias, etc.
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- sectionalist adjective, noun
sectionalism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Excessive devotion to local interests and customs.
- secˈtion·al·ist noun