sectionalism


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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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