particularist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From particular +‎ -ist, after French particulariste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəˈtɪkjʊləɹɪst/

Noun[edit]

particularist ‎(plural particularists)

  1. One who holds to particularism.

Adjective[edit]

particularist ‎(comparative more particularist, superlative most particularist)

  1. (theology) Adhering to particularism.
  2. Showing excessive devotion to one's own region, nation, party etc.; partisan.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 272:
      The province's identity was fixed on traditionalist and historical attachment to particularist privilege.

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