2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Separatist \Sep'a*ra*tist\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction" [syn: {breakaway}, {fissiparous}, {separatist}]


1: an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union) [syn: {separatist}, {separationist}]

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