Definition of Separatism

1. Noun. A social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups.




2. Noun. A disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists. "Demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education"
Generic synonyms: Disposition
Derivative terms: Separatist

3. Noun. Advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state.
Exact synonyms: Separationism
Generic synonyms: Separation

Definition of Separatism

1. n. The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.

Definition of Separatism

1. Noun. 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 colony). ¹

2. Noun. The practice of treating members of different societal groups in a politically, legally, or economically different manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Separatism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Separatism

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Literary usage of Separatism

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1. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times Until the by Simon Dubnow (1918)
"THE FIGHT AGAINST JEWISH " separatism " Another incident which took place about ... Shortly afterwards the question of Jewish separatism was the subject of ..."

2. The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the Old World and in the New by Roger Bigelow Merriman (1918)
"CHAPTER XIV ABSOLUTISM VERSUS separatism. UNITY OF FAITH AND RAGE STRIKING similarities have often been noted in the internal development of the three great ..."

3. The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the Old World and in the New by Roger Bigelow Merriman (1918)
"... Spanish tendency towards internal separatism and differentiation, it will be readily inferred that the task of portraying the social, constitutional, ..."

4. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1899)
"separatism followed immediately after, when several of the deprived ministers, " seeing they could not ..."

5. The Pilgrim Fathers: Their Church and Colony by Winnifred Cockshott (1909)
"And yet their separatism, and the Reformation Church from which they separated, each marked a stage towards toleration, because by them diversity of ..."

6. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1892)
"separatism followed immediately after, when several of the deprived ministers, " seeing they could not have the word freely preached, and the sacraments ..."

7. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1899)
"separatism followed immediately after, when several of the deprived ministers, " seeing they could not RiĀ« ..."

8. The Genesis of the New England Churches by Leonard Bacon (1874)
"separatism BEFORE THE HIGH COMMISSIONERS. IT was not so easy as Elizabeth and her prelates had supposed to suppress the ..."

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