Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Continuance or observance of primitive ceremonies or the like.

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

  • noun Devotion to, or persistence in, conditions of the primordial state.

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

  • noun Devotion to, or persistence in, conditions of the primordial state.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

primordial +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Yet another indication of primordialism may be named.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • If a million Hutus kill a million Tutsis because "they smell funny" and the world looks away, is this "primordialism?"

    Window Into Palestine

  • If a million Hutus kill a million Tutsis because "they smell funny" and the world looks away, is this "primordialism?"

    Window Into Palestine

  • "Pancasila has proven to overcome the differences and synergize social plurality into a unified nation state," he said, adding that the country's flawed democratization process had led to an insurgence of fanatic primordialism and increasing poverty.

    The Jakarta Post

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