separatist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From separate +‎ -ist.

Noun[edit]

separatist (plural separatists)

  1. Someone who advocates separation from the established Church; a member of any of various sects or schismatics.
  2. A person who advocates or seeks the splitting of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.
    On rare occasions French-Canadian separatists have resorted to violence.

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Adjective[edit]

separatist (not comparable)

  1. Advocating ecclesiastical separation.
  2. Advocating or seeking the separation of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.
    He is a Scottish nationalist and has a large collection of separatist literature.

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Noun[edit]

separatist m (definite singular separatisten, indefinite plural separatistar, definite plural separatistane)

  1. separatist (person who supports partition of their country)
    Separatistane møtte opp mannsterke i gatene.
    The separatists turned up in large numbers in the streets.

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