Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An advocate of communal living.
  • noun One who is more interested in one's own minority or ethnic group than in society as a whole.
  • noun One who is deeply concerned about the quality of community life.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who believes in or advocates communalism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An advocate of communalism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An advocate of communalism.

Etymologies

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Compare French communaliste.

Examples

  • As for India, at the risk of being called a communalist, I must agree that any country that claims to be a modern, secular democracy must secularize and unify its legal system, and take power over women's lives away, once and for all, from medievalist institutions like Darul-Uloom.

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  • As for India, at the risk of being called a communalist, I must agree that any country that claims to be a modern, secular democracy must secularize and unify its legal system, and take power over women's lives away, once and for all, from medievalist institutions like Darul-Uloom.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Among the communalist imams who regularly rolled up to his mosque's rooms was one Saudi preacher who denounced Jews as pigs and Hindus as idol worshippers.

    How radical Islam seduced the academics

  • Another info table presented books and free copies on libertarian municipalism, a theory of grassroots democracy by Murray Bookchin, a social ecologist and communalist who greatly influenced the Green movement in the 1990s.

    Berlin Freigeist Festival - Peace, Free Spaces & 9/11 Truth

  • Human rights loses its central meaning of individual liberal claims and becomes a mechanism for managing global communalist, principally religious, claims.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Globally Managing American Speech?

  • It is more a matter of a deeply entrenched communalist attitude in Russia arising from the nature of its agricultural past.

    The Russian Soul, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Far more important than that, looking into the future, is the way in which human rights is being transformed from a liberal language of individual rights into a communalist language of group rights, illiberal and multiculturalist.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Globally Managing American Speech?

  • Human rights loses its central meaning of individual liberal claims and becomes a mechanism for managing global communalist, principally religious, claims.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Globally Managing American Speech?

  • The BJP, a fundamentalist, communalist party that does want to annihilate other faith communities in South Asia, has recently issued its anti-human rights verdict of not accepting the existence of other communities in Nepal where the formal end of feudalist rule has just been declared by the recently elected constituent assembly heading towards restructuring Nepal through pluralist and inclusive political exercises.

    BJP Vs. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Because of impunity, they continued their communalist politics more vigorously.

    Nepal's Contras and Their Sponsors

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