separatism

[ sep-er-uh-tist, -uh-rey- ]SEE DEFINITION OF separatism
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEPARATISM

Unionism and order: Separatism and ordure—that is about the sum.

The second was the so-called Cossack separatism or self-determination.

Separatism, disorder, and devastation, were the natural consequence.

The aims of separatism may be classed as direct and indirect.

It is one of the glaring weaknesses of the policy of Free Imports that it actually puts a premium on separatism.

Separatism in some form existed before Browne's zeal made it a thorn in the side of the bishops.

Separatism, though it owed something to (p. 147) Browne's activity, was not founded by him.

He avoided the bigotry and bitterness of the early Brownists, and outgrew as years went on the narrowness of rigid Separatism.

It was of a piece with his exquisite Separatism, a mere standing up in the face of heaven and earth for an abstract principle.

(p. 271) This protest by withdrawal of communion was a fundamental principle of Separatism.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from separate + -ism. First used in a denominational religious sense; from 1866 in a political sense.

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