The definition of apartheid refers to a political system where people are clearly divided based on race, gender, class or other such factors.(noun)
An example of Apartheid is a society where white people are considered superior and people of other races are mistreated.
See apartheid in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Afrik, the state of being separate
See apartheid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: : Dutch apart, separate (from French à part, apart; see apart)
Origin: + Dutch -heid, -hood.
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