separatist

separatist
[[t]se̱pərətɪst[/t]]
separatists
1) ADJ: ADJ n Separatist organizations and activities within a country involve members of a group of people who want to establish their own separate government or are trying to do so.

Spanish police say they have arrested ten people suspected of being members of the Basque separatist movement...

Nearly 2,500 have died in separatist violence this year.

2) N-COUNT Separatists are people who want their own separate government or are involved in separatist activities.

The army has come under attack by separatists.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Separatist — Sep a*ra*tist, n. [Cf. F. s[ e]paratiste.] One who withdraws or separates himself; especially, one who withdraws from a church to which he has belonged; a seceder from an established church; a dissenter; a nonconformist; a schismatic; a sectary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • separatist — separàtist (separatȉst) m DEFINICIJA pristalica separatizma ETIMOLOGIJA vidi separirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Separatist — Separatist: Die Bezeichnung für »Anhänger, Verfechter einer Abtrennung, einer Loslösungsbewegung« wurde zu Anfang des 18. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. separatist entlehnt, das ursprünglich im kirchlich religiösen Bereich »Abtrünniger, Sektierer«… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • separatist — index heretic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • separàtist — (separatı̏st) m (separàtistica, separàtistkinja ž) pristalica separatizma …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • separatist — c.1600, from SEPARATE (Cf. separate) + IST (Cf. ist). First used in a denominational religious sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • separatist — [sep′ə rə tist, sep′ə rāt΄ist] n. 1. a person who withdraws or secedes, esp. a member of a group that has seceded from a larger group; dissenter 2. a person who advocates political, religious, or racial separation adj. of separatists or… …   English World dictionary

  • separatist — separatism, n. /sep euhr euh tist, euh ray /, n. 1. a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church. 2. an advocate of separation, esp. ecclesiastical or political separation. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or designating …   Universalium

  • separatist — UK [ˈsep(ə)rətɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms separatist : singular separatist plural separatists a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong Basque separatists a… …   English dictionary

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