[ uh-pahrt-hahyt, -heyt, uh-pahr-tahyt, -teyt ]
/ əˈpɑrt haɪt, -heɪt, əˈpɑr taɪt, -teɪt /
(in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite population.
any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc.
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OTHER WORDS FROM apartheidan·ti·a·part·heid, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antiapartheid
/ (əˈpɑːthaɪt, -heɪt) /
(in South Africa) the official government policy of racial segregation; officially renounced in 1992
Word Origin for apartheid
C20: Afrikaans, from apart apart + -heid -hood
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Cultural definitions for antiapartheid
[ (uh-pahr-teyet, uh-pahr-tayt) ]
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