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. [1913 Webster]

Heavy fines on divines who should preach in any meeting of separatist . --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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