particularism :

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  • n  a focus on something particular

  • But Wasps always viewed particularism with a certain distaste.
  • They call for a restoration of abandoned scholarly discipline, and "particularism"commitment to perpetuation of specific traditions.
  • The particularism that once typified American church life has given way to what he calls "religion-in-general.

  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    For instance, the Pope noted that "Cicero despised their religion and even the city of Jerusalem," whereas Nero's wife Poppaea was considered as a "sympathiser. Even Julius Caesar had recognised their particularism."
  • Claire Danes in Boston Globe
    And when Danes said that he had "sort of created a form of philosophy called 'particularism' - and that's all I know," Ferguson exclaimed: "That's not very particular. That's too vague!"

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