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A separatist.


(ˈsɛp ər ə tɪst, -əˌreɪ-)

1. a person who separates, as from a church.
2. an advocate of ecclesiastical or political separation.
3. of or pertaining to separatists.
sep′a•ra•tism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.separationist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
white separatist - someone who advocates a society in which white people live separately from members of other races


A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
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The real truth is, it's not as though the world first encountered ethnic-based separationist movements with Turkey.
This spirit manifested itself in an extreme and outright intolerant and oppressive fashion in that revolution and in communism and Nazism, and in a more moderate--but not fundamentally different--way in Jefferson's thought and the separationist doctrine of American constitutional law.
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