ableism

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From able +‎ -ism, patterned on racism, sexism, etc.

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ableism (uncountable)

  1. Discrimination against persons with disabilities or in favour of those without. [Late 20th century.][1]

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  1. ^ “ableism” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 5.

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