From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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

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