Separatist meaning

sĕpər-ə-tĭst, sĕprə-, sĕpə-rā-
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A person who advocates political, religious, or racial separation.
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Of separatists or separatism.
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One who secedes or advocates separation from a group, as from a nation or an established church.
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One who advocates cultural, ethnic, or racial separation.
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A person who withdraws or secedes, esp. a member of a group that has seceded from a larger group; dissenter.
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Someone who advocates separation from the established Church; a member of any of various sects or schismatics.
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A person who advocates or seeks the splitting of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.

On rare occasions French-Canadian separatists have resorted to violence.

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Advocating ecclesiastical separation.
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Advocating or seeking the separation of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.

He is a Scottish nationalist and has a large collection of separatist literature.

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Origin of separatist