separatist

[sep-er-uh-tist, -uh-rey-]
noun
1.
a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church.
2.
an advocate of separation, especially ecclesiastical or political separation.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or designating separatism or separatists: separatist forces; separatist tendencies.

Origin:
1600–10; separate (adj.) + -ist

separatism, noun
antiseparatist, noun
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separatist or separationist (ˈsɛpərətɪst, ˈsɛprə-)
 
n
a.  a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
 b.  (as modifier): a separatist movement
 
separationist or separationist
 
n
 
'separatism or separationist
 
n
 
separa'tistic or separationist
 
adj

Separatist (ˈsɛpərətɪst, ˈsɛprə-)
 
n
(sometimes not capital) a person who advocates the secession of a province, esp Quebec, from Canada
 
'Separatism
 
n

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separatist
c.1600, from separate + -ist. First used in a denominational religious sense.
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Example sentences
Separatists said they had not met with the nation's aviation minister.
The move may now dispel an irredentist bogeyman often cited by separatists.
Politicians in the centre worried that the extra financial clout of the
  provinces could encourage separatists.
Forlorn separatists there are still locked up for unfurling flags.
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