continentalist

continentalism

[kon-tn-en-tl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
an attitude, expression, etc., characteristic of a continent, especially of Europe.
2.
an attitude or policy of favoritism or partiality to a continent: American continentalism.
3.
the belief or doctrine that the U.S. and Canada should merge into a North American nation, especially for mutual economic benefit.

Origin:
1850–55; continental + -ism

continentalist, noun
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Continental (ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of Europe, excluding the British Isles
2.  of or relating to the 13 original British North American colonies during and immediately after the War of American Independence
 
n
3.  (sometimes not capital) an inhabitant of Europe, excluding the British Isles
4.  a regular soldier of the rebel army during the War of American Independence
5.  (US) history a currency note issued by the Continental Congress
 
Conti'nentalism
 
n
 
Conti'nentalist
 
n

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