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A traditional system of mutual assistance in which the members of a community work together to accomplish a difficult task. In later use also: a spirit of civic unity and cooperation among Filipinos.
1950s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Tagalog bayanihan from bayani to work unpaid + -han, suffix forming nouns denoting reciprocal or mutual action.
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