localism

[loh-kuh-liz-uh m] /ˈloʊ kəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a word, phrase, pronunciation, or manner of speaking that is peculiar to one locality.
2.
a local custom.
3.
excessive devotion to and promotion of the interests of a particular locality; sectionalism.
4.
attachment to a particular locality.
Origin
1815–25; local + -ism
Related forms
localist, noun
localistic, adjective
Example Sentences for localism
It brings together three things: pluralism, localism and voluntarism.
One of the three pillars underlying the public interest is localism.
British Dictionary definitions for localism
localism (ˈləʊkəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a pronunciation, phrase, etc, peculiar to a particular locality
2.  another word for provincialism
 
'localist
 
n
 
local'istic
 
adj

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