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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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Here Glover helps readers to understand one of the enduring paradoxes of Southern history in the early national period--how the early nationalism of the South's Revolutionary heroes gave way to such ardent sectionalists in the next generation.
Then shall our system produce patriots rather than sectionalists, and in our return to the principles and practices of our fathers of the revolutionary era, we shall secure alike our liberties, the extension of our prosperity, and the increase of our happiness as a people.
But there are many ways to play this game, and this one quite objectionably accepts the whining and apologetics of New England Federalists for whom the three-fifths clause was not, in truth, the most important problem: Northern sectionalists, who had been thoroughly repudiated at the polls, were endangered in their homeland, and, as Jefferson complained, were just as likely to condemn the slave lords in a bid for partisan advantage as because of heartfelt opposition to the institution.