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Meaning of SEPARATIST

Pronunciation:  'sepurutist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
  2. [adj]  having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
 

SEPARATIST is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: breakaway, independent
 
 See Also: advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      Heavy fines on divines who should preach in any meeting
      of separatist .                          --Macaulay.

 

 

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