Particularism meaning

pər-tĭkyə-lə-rĭzəm, pə-tĭk-
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Exclusive adherence to, dedication to, or interest in one's own group, party, sect, or nation.
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A principle of allowing each state in a nation or federation to act independently of the central authority, especially in promoting its own economic interests.
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Undivided adherence or devotion to one particular party, system, interest, theory, etc.
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The policy of allowing each member or state in a federation to govern independently without regard to the interests of the whole.
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(theology) The principle that only certain people are chosen by God for salvation.
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An exclusive focus on a particular group, area, sect etc.
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(politics) The principle that individual states, races of a federation etc. may act independently of a central authority.
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