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separatist

[ sep-er-uh-tist, -uh-rey- ]
/ ˈsɛp ər ə tɪst, -əˌreɪ- /
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noun

a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church.
an advocate of separation, especially ecclesiastical or political separation.

adjective

of, relating to, or designating separatism or separatists: separatist forces; separatist tendencies.

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Origin of separatist

1600–10; separate (adj.) + -ist
sep·a·ra·tism, nounan·ti·sep·a·ra·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for separatist (1 of 2)

separatist

separationist

/ (ˈsɛpərətɪst, ˈsɛprə-) /

noun

  1. a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
  2. (as modifier)a separatist movement
separatism, nounseparatistic, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for separatist (2 of 2)

Separatist
/ (ˈsɛpərətɪst, ˈsɛprə-) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) a person who advocates the secession of a province, esp Quebec, from Canada
Separatism, noun
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