separatist[sep′ə rə tist, -ə rāt′ist]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person who withdraws or secedes, esp. a member of a group that has seceded from a larger group; dissenter
- a person who advocates political, religious, or racial separation
of separatists or separatism
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One who secedes or advocates separation, especially from an established church; a sectarian or separationist.
- One who advocates disjunction of a group from a larger group or political unit: Basque separatists.
- One who advocates cultural, ethnic, or racial separation.
- sepˈa·ra·tism noun
- sepˈa·ra·tist adjective
- sepˌa·ra·tisˈtic adjective