particularistically

particularism

[per-tik-yuh-luh-riz-uhm, puh-tik-]
noun
1.
exclusive attention or devotion to one's own particular interests, party, etc.
2.
the principle of leaving each state of a federation free to retain its laws and promote its interests.
3.
Theology. the doctrine that divine grace is provided only for the elect.

Origin:
1815–25; < French particularisme. See particular, -ism

particularist, noun
particularistic, adjective
particularistically, adverb
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particularism (pəˈtɪkjʊləˌrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  exclusive attachment to the interests of one group, class, sect, etc, esp at the expense of the community as a whole
2.  the principle of permitting each state or minority in a federation the right to further its own interests or retain its own laws, traditions, etc
3.  theol the doctrine that divine grace is restricted to the elect
 
par'ticularist
 
n, —adj
 
particular'istic
 
adj

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