Definitions for separatistˈsɛp ər ə tɪst, -əˌreɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. separatist, separationist(adj)

    an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)

  2. breakaway, fissiparous, separatist(adj)

    having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude

    "a breakaway faction"


  1. separatist(Noun)

    Someone who advocates separation from the established Church; a member of any of various sects or schismatics.

  2. separatist(Noun)

    A person who advocates or seeks the splitting of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.

    On rare occasions French-Canadian separatists have resorted to violence.

  3. separatist(Adjective)

    Advocating ecclesiastical separation.

  4. separatist(Adjective)

    Advocating or seeking the separation of one country or territory into two politically independent countries or territories.

    He is a Scottish nationalist and has a large collection of separatist literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Separatist(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. sparatiste.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Igor Strelkov:

    Separate divisions of the (separatist) militia were subordinated to them.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    I ... call openly upon Russia to use its considerable influence over separatist leaders and to stop any form of military, political or financial support.

  3. State Department:

    The secretary expressed grave concern about the sharp increase in separatist attacks in Eastern Ukraine, and urged an immediate ceasefire and full implementation of Minsk obligations.

  4. Zhang Zhijun:

    It must be seen that the forces of Taiwan independence are obstinately and resolutely promoting their separatist position, and this is the biggest threat to the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.

  5. Matthew Rycroft:

    The separatist forces are Russia's creation, they are Russia's tool, russia has the capacity and the influence to control the separatist forces. It must exercise that influence to ensure compliance with the Minsk agreements.

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