Definitions for pluralismˈplʊər əˌlɪz əm
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plu•ral•ismˈplʊər əˌlɪz əm(n.)
(in philosophy) a theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle. a theory that reality consists of two or more independent elements.
Ref: Compare dualism (def. 2a), 2 1 monism (def. 1a). 1 1
a condition in which minority groups participate fully in the dominant society, yet maintain their cultural differences. a doctrine that society benefits from such a condition.
the holding by one person of two or more church offices at the same time.
the state or quality of being plural.
Origin of pluralism:
a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements
the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time
The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.
The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.
A social system based on mutual respect for each other's cultures among various groups that make up a society, wherein subordinate groups do not have to forsake their lifestyle and traditions but, rather, can express their culture and participate in the larger society free of prejudice.
the quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number
the state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time