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pastoralism

[pas-ter-uh-liz-uh m, pah-ster-] /ˈpæs tər əˌlɪz əm, ˈpɑ stər-/
noun
1.
the practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; pastoral + -ism
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pastoralism

n.

1854, from pastoral + -ism.

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