personalism

[ pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nlˌɪz əm /

noun

Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.

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Origin of personalism

First recorded in 1840–50; personal + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM personalism

per·son·al·ist, nounper·son·al·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for personalism

personalism
/ (ˈpɜːsənəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression

Derived forms of personalism

personalistic, adjectivepersonalist, noun, adjective
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