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  1. shibboleth

    • IPA[ˈSHibələTH]

    美式

    • n.
      a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important
    • noun: shibboleth, plural noun: shibboleths

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important the majority, under the influence of vague nineteenth-century shibboleths, understood him to be associating himself with the doctrine that every nation has a right to be a sovereign state