separationist

[sep-uh-rey-shuh-nist]

noun, adjective


Origin of separationist

First recorded in 1880–85; separation + -ist
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Examples from the Web for separationist

Historical Examples of separationist

  • What do I care for the Separationist blatherskite more than for the loyal fools?

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • It had a glamour for him which, he supposed, a Separationist (as I had the reputation of being) could not fail to see.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • I hadn't any idea of being a Separationist; I was loyal enough.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • Mrs. Mac, good Separationist though she was, as became the wife of her husband, had the word "home" forever on her lips.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • I could tell you episodes of the Separationist revolution that would astonish you.



Word Origin and History for separationist
n.

1831, from separation + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper