Shibboleth

Shibboleth [ SHIB-uh’-lith, leth ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a word or phrase that sets apart a group or class of persons
2. a catchphrase, slogan, catchword or password
3. a peculiarity of style of dressing, behaviour or pronunciation that sets a group apart from the rest
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
  Bizarre or not, uncritical attachment to old shibboleths inexorably yield contradiction.

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