Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who holds to particularism.
  • adj. Adhering to particularism.
  • adj. Showing excessive devotion to one's own region, nation, party etc.; partisan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds to particularism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose opinions and conduct are characterized by particularism, in any of its senses; specifically, one who seeks to promote the interests of individual members of a political confederation as against those of the whole; in recent German history, one who desired to preserve the individuality in laws, etc., of the states annexed to Prussia in 1866, or of those states under Prussian influence.
  • Pertaining to or characterized by particularism.

Etymologies

From particular +‎ -ist, after French particulariste. (Wiktionary)

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