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English: Linguistic purism or linguistic protectionism is the practice of defining one variety of a language as being purer than other varieties. Linguistic purism was institutionalized through Language academies (of which the 1572 Accademia della Crusca set a model example in Europe), and their decisions have often the force of law.
the practice of defining or recognizing one variety of a language as being purer or of intrinsically higher quality than others
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