noun Date: circa 1850 one who joins in a secession or maintains that secession is a right • secessionism nounsecessionist adjective

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  • Secessionist — Se*ces sion*ist, n. 1. One who upholds secession. [1913 Webster] 2. (U.S. Hist.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secessionist — SECESSIONÍST, Ă adj., s. m. f. (artist adept) al secessionismului. (< fr. sécessionniste, germ. Sezessionist) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • secessionist — (n.) 1860, first recorded in U.S. context, from SECESSION (Cf. secession) + IST (Cf. ist) (colloquial short form secesh is attested from 1861); the earlier noun had been seceder, but this had religious overtones, especially in reference to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • secessionist — ☆ secessionist [si sesh′ənist ] n. 1. a person who favors or takes part in secession, or upholds the right to secede 2. [often S ] one who favored the secession of the Southern states secessionism n …   English World dictionary

  • secessionist — adj. Secessionist is used with these nouns: ↑movement …   Collocations dictionary

  • secessionist — [[t]sɪse̱ʃənɪst[/t]] secessionists N COUNT: usu pl, N n Secessionists are people who want their region or group to become separate from the country or larger group to which it belongs. ...Lithuanian secessionists... The government is trying to… …   English dictionary

  • secessionist — secessionism, n. /si sesh euh nist/, n. 1. a person who secedes, advocates secession, or claims secession as a constitutional right. adj. 2. of or pertaining to secession or secessionists. [1850 55, Amer.; SECESSION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • secessionist — 1. noun A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation. Gustav Klimt was of the school. See Also: secede, secession 2. adjective seceding or supporting …   Wiktionary

  • secessionist — Synonyms and related words: abjuratory, apostate, backslider, bolter, breakaway, collaborationist, collaborator, convert, defector, deserter, fifth columnist, mugwump, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, proselyte, quisling, recidivist, recreant, renegade,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • secessionist — se|ces|sion|ist [sıˈseʃənıst] n someone who wants their country or state to be independent of another country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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