Meaning of apartheid

a•part•heid

Pronunciation: (u-pärt'hāt, -hīt), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population.
  2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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