Definition of peculiarism in English:

peculiarism

noun

  • (A) Christian Church (depreciative). Evangelicalism. Compare "peculiar". Now historical and rare. (b) generally. Exclusivity; adherence to a distinctive doctrine or practice.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Henry Newman (1801–1890), theologian and cardinal. From either peculiar or peculiar + -ism.

Pronunciation

peculiarism

/pɪˈkjuːlɪərɪz(ə)m/