separatist: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sep'ur-u-tist, -u-rā"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church.
  2. an advocate of separation, esp. ecclesiastical or political separation.
  1. of, pertaining to, or designating separatism or separatists: separatist forces; separatist tendencies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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