noun se·ces·sion·ist \-ˈse-sh(ə-)nist\

: a person who thinks that a nation, state, etc., should separate from another and become independent

Full Definition of SECESSIONIST

:  one who joins in a secession or maintains that secession is a right
se·ces·sion·ism \-shə-ˌni-zəm\ noun
secessionist adjective

First Known Use of SECESSIONIST

circa 1850


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