separatism

[ US /ˈsɛpɝəˌtɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /sˈɛpəɹətˌɪzəm/ ]
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 threat to mainstream education
  2. a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
  3. advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
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How To Use separatism In A Sentence

  • The amplification of intense racism and fears of separatism reverberated in the local, vernacular context.
  • It's clear that Liberals still love Commos -- why else has John Kerry sponsored a Senate resolution honoring a Stalinist who championed racial separatism?
  • Dan Dare commented in entry 'Will civicism do for Flemish Separatism what ethno-nationalism could not? view) 1. MajorityRights.com (main blog)
  • Indonesian leaders recognized the possibility of ethnic and regional separatism from the beginning of the republic.
  • Separatism and the politics of nationalism and ethno-linguistic chauvinism are a trap for the working class.
  • In short, one way or another, the politics of secessionism, separatism and partition have only succeeded in entrenching international domination over the entire region.
  • But it is only in the past 40 years that separatism has entered the political mainstream.
  • The curse of nationalism and religious separatism has to be recognised and accepted as a force.
  • By 8pm there's a definite sense of expectation, and so I follow the reds, whites and blues (so much for separatism) up the cragged streets to cafe-lined Place Jaurs.
  • Among the most common of these are ethnic separatism and communal violence.
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