Particularism



[per-tik-yuh-luh-riz-uh m, puh-tik-] /pərˈtɪk yə ləˌrɪz əm, pəˈtɪk-/

noun
1.
exclusive attention or devotion to one’s own interests, party, etc.
2.
the principle of leaving each state of a federation free to retain its laws and promote its interests.
3.
Theology. the doctrine that divine grace is provided only for the elect.
/pəˈtɪkjʊləˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
exclusive attachment to the interests of one group, class, sect, etc, esp at the expense of the community as a whole
2.
the principle of permitting each state or minority in a federation the right to further its own interests or retain its own laws, traditions, etc
3.
(theol) the doctrine that divine grace is restricted to the elect

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