separatist

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noun sep·a·rat·ist \ˈse-p(ə-)rə-tist, ˈse-pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of separatist

  1. :  one that favors separatism: asa capitalized :  one of a group of 16th and 17th century English Protestants preferring to separate from rather than to reform the Church of Englandb :  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

separatistic

play \ˌse-p(ə-)rə-ˈtis-tik\ adjective

1608

First Known Use of separatist

1608


SEPARATIST Defined for English Language Learners

separatist

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noun sep·a·rat·ist \ˈse-p(ə-)rə-tist, ˈse-pə-ˌrā-\

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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