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separationist

[sep-uh-rey-shuh-nist] /ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃə nɪst/
noun, adjective
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; separation + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for separationist

separatist

/ˈsɛpərətɪst; ˈsɛprə-/
noun
1.
  1. a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
  2. (as modifier): a separatist movement
Derived Forms
separatism, noun
separatistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for separationist
n.

1831, from separation + -ist.

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