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