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sec·tion·al·ism

 (sĕk′shə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive devotion to local interests and customs.

sec′tion·al·ist n.

sectionalism

(ˈsɛkʃənəˌlɪzəm)
n
excessive or narrow-minded concern for local or regional interests as opposed to the interests of the whole
ˈsectionalist n, adj

sec•tion•al•ism

(ˈsɛk ʃə nlˌɪz əm)

n.
narrow-minded concern with regional interests.
[1850–55, Amer.]
sec′tion•al•ist, n.

sectionalism

an excessive devotion to the interests of one particular section of a country or community. — sectionalist, n.
See also: Government

sectionalism

The tendency to favor or oppose territorial expansion, tariffs, and other economic measures according to state rather than national interests.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sectionalism - a partiality for some particular place
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
Translations

sectionalism

[ˈsekʃənəlɪzəm] Nfaccionalismo m

sectionalism

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In dissent, Michael Todd Landis joins a growing band of anti-Polk critics who view him as a proslavery sectionalist.
In other words, and given views heavily promoted in the local media, it couldn't be a rally of the CAW only, which would only reinforce sentiments that the union was defending its own narrow sectionalist interests.
He added that these remarks which were made by an official who is "submitted to the rule of reserve" would feed sectionalist feelings and damage the prestige of the military institution which enjoys total national consensus around it.
Also, the sectionalist allegiance will become a means to preserve political or personal gains or to seize them from others in power.
Calhoun, ardent nationalist in the War of 1812, secretary of war, and two-time vice president who became the first great sectionalist leader during the nullification crisis of 1832.