Meaning of localism

lo•cal•ism

Pronunciation: (lō'ku-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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