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English noun: separatism

1. separatism (group) a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups


Broader (hypernym)social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

Narrower (hyponym)de facto segregation, de jure segregation, purdah, racial segregation, sex segregation, white separatism

2. separatism (attribute) a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists

SamplesSeparatism 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.

Broader (hypernym)disposition

3. separatism (act) advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state


Broader (hypernym)separation

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