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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cantonal system of administrative government. See canton, n., 3.


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  • Being outside the EU, they are free to disperse power through cantonalism, referendums and competing tax jurisdictions.


  • Federation had given place to cantonalism, marked by massacres, incendiarism, and every description of brutality, and bloody saturnalia were celebrated throughout the length and breadth of the land. "

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