noun \ˈse-p(ə-)rə-tist, ˈse-pə-ˌrā-\

: a member of a group of people who want to form a new country, religion, etc., that is separate from the one they are in now

Full Definition of SEPARATIST

:  one that favors separatism: as
a capitalized :  one of a group of 16th and 17th century English Protestants preferring to separate from rather than to reform the Church of England
b :  an advocate of independence or autonomy for a part of a political unit (as a nation)
c :  an advocate of racial or cultural separation
separatist adjective
sep·a·ra·tis·tic \ˌse-p(ə-)rə-ˈtis-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of SEPARATIST



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