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    Perialism

    What is the meaning of 'perialism'?

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    Re: Perialism

    Hi AH020387

    Don't you mean "imperialism"?

    "perialism" isn't recognised by the Free Dictionary, which checks both British and American dictionaries.

    It sounds like a potential opposite of imperialism in the same way that imperfect is the opposite of perfect although, as noted above, it isn't.

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    Last edited by Route21; 17-Mar-2011 at 14:11. Reason: Clarification of intent!

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    Re: Perialism

    Quote Originally Posted by AH020387 View Post
    What is the meaning of 'perialism'?
    Can you please provide some context or, even better, the exact sentence where you found this term?

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    Charliedeut

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    Re: Perialism

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi AH020387

    It sounds like the opposite of imperialism in the same way that imperfect is the opposite of perfect.

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    R21
    My oh my! Following your remark, then "habit" is the opposite of "inhabit"? (and sooooo many other "false opposites we might find!)

    Greetings,

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    Re: Perialism

    I hope that you've misheard someone - 'imperialism' could easily be heard as 'perialism' by someone who was not familiar with the word.

    If the speaker has deliberately shortened 'imperialism', this is an abbreviation that we simply do not use, so don't be tempted to copy it, or you will raise some eyebrows!

    Another possibility is that you may have misheard 'pluralism'.

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