Pluralism meaning

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(social sciences) A social system based on mutual respect for each other's cultures among various groups that make up a society, wherein subordinate groups do not have to forsake their lifestyle and traditions but, rather, can express their culture and participate in the larger society free of prejudice.
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Pluralism is defined as a society where multiple people, groups or entities share political power.

An example of pluralism is a society where people with different cultural backgrounds keep their own tradition.

An example of pluralism is where labor unions and employers share in meeting the needs of employees.

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The condition of being multiple or plural.
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The quality or condition of being plural, or of existing in more than one part or form.
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The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.
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(philos.) The theory that reality is composed of a multiplicity of ultimate beings, principles, or substances.
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(ecclesiastical) The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.
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The holding by one person of more than one office or church benefice at the same time.
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(ecclesiastical) The holding by one person of two or more positions or offices, especially two or more ecclesiastical benefices, at the same time.
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Origin of pluralism

  • plural +"Ž -ism

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