separatist

noun sep·a·rat·ist \ ˈse-p(ə-)rə-tist , ˈse-pə-ˌrā- \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of separatist

: one that favors separatism: such 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 (such as a nation)
c : an advocate of racial or cultural separation

separatist

adjective

separatistic

play \ˌse-p(ə-)rə-ˈti-stik\ adjective

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First Known Use of separatist

1608


SEPARATIST Defined for English Language Learners

separatist

noun

Definition of separatist for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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