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independent +‎ -ist


  • IPA(key): /ɪndəˈpɛndəntɪst/


independentist ‎(plural independentists)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Someone who favours independence (of a non-independent state)
    • 1980, Migration Today, volumes 8–9, [1]:
      The independentists denounced dependency as colonial lackeyism
    • 2004, Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939-1947, page 182:
      Between 1939 and 1947 the independentists concerned themselves primarily with the welfare of the Polish majority.
    • 2013, Various, The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology, page 486:
      Although a classification of terrorism activities can vary, the most active terrorist groups in those years can be divided into extremist and separatist / independentist movements.
    • 2014, Jaime Lluch, Visions of Sovereignty, page 106:
      Most were inclined to identify strongly with Québec, but they were less monolithic than the independentists in their self-identification, given that some were willing to express a dual identity.