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EtymologyEdit

From particular +‎ -ist, after French particulariste.

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particularist (plural particularists)

  1. One who holds to particularism.

AdjectiveEdit

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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