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The policy of those advocating secession or supporting the right of secession.

se·ces′sion·ist n.


(sɪˈsɛʃ ə nɪst)

1. one who secedes, advocates secession, or claims secession as a constitutional right.
2. of secession or secessionists.
[1850–55, Amer.]
se•ces′sion•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secessionist - an advocate of secessionismsecessionist - an advocate of secessionism    
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


B. Nsecesionista mf, separatista mf


nsécessionniste mf


adjSezessions-, sezessionistisch; secessionist movementSezessionsbewegung f
nSezessionist(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Being a slave owner and like other slave owners a politician, he was naturally an original secessionist and ardently devoted to the Southern cause.
The main secessionist group "Junts pel Si" (Together for Yes) won 62 seats in the 135-strong assembly in Spain's wealthy northeastern region, while smaller leftist party CUP won another 10 seats, official results showed.
It is likely that the gunmen abducted the soldiers to pressure the Yemeni government to release secessionist activists held in a central prison," the official added.
Despite leaderhip within the movement towing a hard-line secessionist agenda, several factions of the movement support Yemen's unity.
According to the source, the attack was carried out by southern secessionists, but secessionist leaders denied the accusation.
Economic collapse, security failings and secessionist aspirations in the south are some of the larger problems that the administration of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi is trying to handle with limited success.
ADEN: A Yemeni secessionist leader was detained yesterday when his plane from Britain landed at Aden airport, a fellow leader of the separatist movement told Reuters.
Violence in southern Yemen, where secessionist sentiment is strong, has been picking up again in recent weeks, after a surge of tit-fortat fighting between government forces and separatists earlier this year.
Clearly viewing the development of secessionist sentiment and activism as a welcome development heralding a more local politics opposed to "the octopus in the District of Columbia," he describes the historical roots and current politics of secessionist demands in Hawaii, Alaska, New York, California, Puerto Rico, the American South, and Vermont.
The world has received the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued on July 22 as a victory for secessionist movements.
Yemeni security forces spread out across the southern port city of Aden Nov 30, clamping down on any display of secessionist sentiment on the anniversary of the south's independence from Britain.
What seems to be the immediate cause of the conflict is the secessionist region of South Ossetia, which has been trying to break away from Georgia since the collapse of the Soviet Union.