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secessionist (plural secessionists)

  1. A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation.
    Gustav Klimt was of the Viennese successionist school.

Usage notes[edit]

A common usage is for supporters of the Confederacy during the United States Civil War.

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secessionist (comparative more secessionist, superlative most secessionist)

  1. seceding or supporting secession.

Usage notes[edit]

As well as being applied to people and movements, 'secessionist' is commonly used to describe opinions or beliefs and the form of their expression in books, articles, or speeches.