Definitions for apartheidəˈpɑrt heɪt, -haɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apartheid(noun)

    a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa

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  1. apartheid(Noun)

    The policy of racial separation used in South Africa from 1948 to 1990.

  2. apartheid(Noun)

    By extension, any similar policy of racial separation.

  3. Origin: From apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally “separateness”, “apartness”, from apart + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood.


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