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One who advocates partition of a country.
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Noun1.partitionist - an advocate of partitioning a country
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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The solution must be just, viable, and functional, which requires the system of governance to operate under the rules of democracy, and not under dysfunctional clauses predicated on racist and partitionist clauses," they added, suggesting opposition to the long-agreed principles of bizonality and political equality.
The partitionist approach and the policy of trifurcation of the state played a part to raise BJP's tally in Jammu and ignominious retreat in the valley.
This was scarcely supported by Tyrone's Rising "fiasco" but nationalist "public defiance" later intensified in response to British martial policies and IPP partitionist politics.
At the end of the day, the policy of closing the crossing points encourages the partitionist policy of Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriot side whose wish, pursuit and work is the partition of Cyprus .
It's partitionist and I think it's very regrettable.
But it was Dion who fought this struggle in the trenches in Quebec, and he remains to this day hindered as a political actor by the perception that in order to strengthen the legitimacy of the Clarity Act, he aided and abetted a partitionist movement in Greater Montreal and elsewhere.
Where many of us recognize that the Israeli-Palestinian clash is a hangover from the national conflicts of the Cold War era, and one that has been exacerbated by the partitionist, divisive politics of the "peace process" instituted by Washington, the Israel-as-Enlightenment lobby sees it as a civilizational war in which Western values might be crushed by the enemies of progress.
Even in today's Iraq, where sectarian violence has reached unprecedented levels since the February 2006 bombing of the Shiite shrine in Samarra, there remains a glaring mismatch between the positions of Iraqis and the partitionist ideas being floated in the United States.
These comprise the void of partitionist readings of the political, where the social is metaphorically cut, simplified, and regularized, allowing for the political to take place.
One contributor from the North even accused him of being partitionist.
His tunnel vision of the railways and his partitionist approach could destroy a modern rail structure serving the North-West for all time," he said.