secessionism


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se·ces·sion·ism

 (sĭ-sĕsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The policy of those advocating secession or supporting the right of secession.

se·ces′sion·ist n.

secessionism

the doctrines and practices of the secessionists. — secessionist, n., adj. — secessional, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secessionism - a doctrine that maintains the right of secession
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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secessionism

nAbspaltungsbestrebungen pl
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Yugoslavia had its own problems of ethnic secessionism, Egypt preferred to sing the tune of the Arab and Islamic countries, and the UN General Assembly was dominated by newly decolonized states that prioritized national sovereignty over human rights.
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