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Meaning of PLURALISM

Pronunciation:  'plûru`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

PLURALISM is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: doctrine, ism, philosophy, school of thought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plu"ral*ism\, n.
1. The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural

2. (Eccl.) The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than
   one ecclesiastical living at a time. [Eng.]

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