an·​ti-se·​ces·​sion | \ ¦an-tī-si-¦se-shən How to pronounce anti-secession (audio) , ¦an-tē- \
variants: or less commonly antisecession

Definition of anti-secession

: opposed to political secession These former Whigs and anti-secession Democrats began to assume power as elections to consider secession were producing huge pro-Union … majorities.— Lawrence M. Denton, William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis, 2009

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Other Words from anti-secession

anti-secessionist or less commonly antisecessionist \ ¦an-​tī-​si-​¦se-​shə-​nist How to pronounce antisecessionist (audio) , ¦an-​tē-​ \ adjective
In any case, the growth of anti-secessionist declarations corresponds with the number of ongoing civil wars in the world. — Ann Hironaka, Neverending Wars, 2005
anti-secessionist or less commonly antisecessionist noun, plural anti-secessionists also antisecessionists
The two anti-secessionists … proved so unpopular with the troops that neither of them lasted long. — Bruce S. Allardice, More Generals in Gray, 1995

First Known Use of anti-secession

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-secession

anti- entry 1 + secession

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“Anti-secession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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