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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Then it became worse with the ethnic and religious conflict between herdsmen and farmers, they are conflicts that are driven by religion, driven by sectionalism.
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Article 5 - The Republic shall: aim at strengthening the national integration and unity of the people of Liberia, regardless of ethnic, regional or other differences, into one body politic; and the Legislature shall enact laws promoting national unification, and the encouragement of all citizens to participate in government; b) preserve, protect and promote positive Liberian culture, ensuring that traditional values which are compatible with public policy and national progress are adopted and developed, as an integral part of the growing needs of the Liberian society; c) take steps, by appropriate legislation and executive orders, to eliminate sectionalism and tribalism, and such abuses of power as the misuse of government resources, nepotism and all other corrupt practices.
It betokens both the revival and the transformation of the political sectionalism that has always informed American regionalism, even as it slipped behind an administrative veneer for much of the twentieth century.
On the other hand, Ghazaleh recalled importance of the decision of the Arab foreign ministers on Sunday, regarding a paragraph banning satellite channels funded by Iran, which broadcast on Arab satellites, as it constitutes a threat to Arab national security, by provoking sectarian, sectionalism and ethnic strife.
The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains: Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia
Moving beyond the diplomatic and military narrative at the heart of his study, Tortora develops these linkages with slavery, sectionalism, and the Revolution nicely, making a strong case for the broad significance of the Anglo-Cherokee War.
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beginning with Jamestown and culminating in early sectionalism debates
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