Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who holds to particularism.
  • adj. Adhering to particularism.
  • adj. Showing excessive devotion to one's own region, nation, party etc.; partisan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds to particularism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by particularism.
  • n. One whose opinions and conduct are characterized by particularism, in any of its senses; specifically, one who seeks to promote the interests of individual members of a political confederation as against those of the whole; in recent German history, one who desired to preserve the individuality in laws, etc., of the states annexed to Prussia in 1866, or of those states under Prussian influence.

Etymologies

From particular +‎ -ist, after French particulariste. (Wiktionary)

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