- the holding by one person of two or more offices at the same time.
- plurality(def 7a).
- plural marriage,
- plural voting,
Origin of pluralism
Examples from the Web for pluralistic
Trying to be a decent person in a diverse, pluralistic society takes work, and there will inevitably be missteps along the way.Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1%|Arthur Chu|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, he could have referred more accurately to “our pluralistic society.”How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frustrating as our national discourse can be, the checks-and-balances of a pluralistic society certainly seems preferable to that.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers|Michael Schulson|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He said he had disavowed armed insurgency tactics and believed Egypt needed a pluralistic, democratic governing system.Egypt's Army and Muslim Brotherhood Are Negotiating, Says Islamist Leader|Jesse Rosenfeld|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The military gave Morsi a 48-hour deadline to reconcile with his opponents and create a more open and pluralistic government.
You see that pragmatism can be called religious, if you allow that religion can be pluralistic or merely melioristic in type.
He threw out all the old totalitarians, and cast his vote for a pluralistic universe.Proclaim Liberty!|Gilbert Seldes
This essay is referred to in A Pluralistic Universe, p. 280, note 5.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
Pluralistic and quarrelsome animism has become monistic and harmonious spiritism.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Many persons would refuse to call the pluralistic scheme religious at all.
1818, as a term in church administration, from plural + -ism. Attested from 1882 as a term in philosophy for a theory which recognizes more than one ultimate principle. In political science, attested from 1919 (in Harold J. Laski) in sense "theory which opposes monolithic state power." General sense of "toleration of diversity within a society or state" is from 1933. Related: Pluralist (1620s, in the church sense); pluralistic.
A conviction that various religious, ethnic, racial, and political groups should be allowed to thrive in a single society. In metaphysics, pluralism can also mean an alternative to dualism and monism. A pluralist asserts that there are more than two kinds of principles, whereas the dualist maintains there are only two and a monist only one.