Nativism
Nativism Na"tiv*ism, n. 1. The disposition to favor the native inhabitants of a country, in preference to immigrants from foreign countries. [1913 Webster]

2. (Philos.) The doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind possesses forms of thought independent of sensation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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