secessionist

[ si-sesh-uh-nist ]
/ sɪˈsɛʃ ə nɪst /

noun

a person who secedes, advocates secession, or claims secession as a constitutional right.

adjective

of or relating to secession or secessionists.

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Origin of secessionist

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; secession + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM secessionist

se·ces·sion·ism, noun

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