In`di*vid"u*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. individualisme.]

1.

The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.

2.

An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.

The selfishness of the small proprietor has been described by the best writers as individualism.
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In`di*vid"u*al*ism, n.

The principle, policy, or practice of maintaining individuality, or independence of the individual, in action; the theory or practice of maintaining the independence of individual initiative, action, and interests, as in industrial organization or in government.

 

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