Meaning of separatist

sep•a•ra•tist

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.
—adj.
  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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