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 (pər-tĭk′yə-lə-rĭz′əm, pə-tĭk-)
1. Exclusive adherence to, dedication to, or interest in one's own group, party, sect, or nation.
2. A principle of allowing each state in a nation or federation to act independently of the central authority, especially in promoting its own economic interests.

par·tic′u·lar·ist n.
par·tic′u·lar·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.particularistic - relating to particularism (exclusive interest in one group or class or sect etc.); "a particularistic-seeming statement"
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In a time when India and Pakistan are both moving towards more fundamentalist, communal and particularistic ways of thinking and living, the courage and intelligence of social reformers from a bygone era - people like Ruchi Ram Sahni - become all the more vital to remember and learn from.
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As the barriers between the various Jewish congregations collapsed and their members mixed one with the other, much of the particularistic customs disappeared, and the pluralism in custom and halakhah was replaced by a new eclectic local "Sephardi" custom.
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This provides a counterpoint to the particularistic impulses of historical archaeology.
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Feld describes it in her new book Nations Divided, this was one of many moments-up until Nelson Mandela's death in 2013-that South Africa and its apartheid regime would force American Jews to confront a central tension in their identity, between their particularistic allegiance to other Jews (and Israel's needs, specifically) and their universal ideals, which found any Jewish complicity with the racist regime in Pretoria morally revolting.
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