separatism
noun Date: 1628 a belief in, movement for, or state of separation (as schism, secession, or segregation)

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  • Separatism — refers to the advocacy of a state of cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial or gender separation from the larger group, often with demands for greater political autonomy and even for full political secession and the formation of a new state …   Wikipedia

  • separatism — SEPARATÍSM s.n. Tendinţă de separare, de desprindere dintr un grup social (constituit); izolare, atitudine singuratică. – Din fr. séparatisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SEPARATÍSM s. izolare. (Ce e acest separatism?)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Separatism — Sep a*ra*tism, n. [CF. F. s[ e]paratisme.] The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • separatism — [sep′ə rə tiz΄əm] n. a condition or the advocacy of political, religious, or racial separation * * * See separatist. * * * …   Universalium

  • separatism — index nonconformity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • separatism — 1620s, from SEPARATE (Cf. separate) + ISM (Cf. ism). First used in a denominational religious sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • separatism — ► NOUN ▪ the advocacy or practice of separation of a group of people from a larger body on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or gender. DERIVATIVES separatist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • separatism — [sep′ə rə tiz΄əm] n. a condition or the advocacy of political, religious, or racial separation …   English World dictionary

  • Separatism —    Given Russia’s history with separatist movements during World War I and the ensuing Civil War which gave birth to the Baltic States, Finland, and the short lived independent states of Ukraine and Georgia and the dissolution of the Soviet Union …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • separatism — noun 1. a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists separatism is a serious problem in Quebec demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • separatism — noun a) A theory or doctrine which supports a state of separation between organizations, institutions, or other societal groups (e.g. between church and state) or between different political jurisdictions (e.g. a country and its former …   Wiktionary

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