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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)
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Being a slave owner and like other slave owners a politician, he was naturally an original secessionist and ardently devoted to the Southern cause.
Catalonia's parliament will convene next Monday to vote on the region's new leader, assembly speaker Roger Torrent said on Tuesday, though it is unclear whether the candidate put forward by secessionist parties will be elected or not.
The secessionist plan had been set back a few months, but our intelligence sources from the rebel camps were quite certain that the secessionists were determined to follow through their plans, especially that of setting up a separate government before the end of January 1973.
Among the biggest misconceptions is the belief that secessionist leaders are democratic; they are anything but.
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In Barcelona, Puigdemont and his ministers sang the Catalan national anthem after taking part in the secessionist vote.
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While investigating secessionist activities for his employer, the Baltimore Railroad, Pinkerton uncovered a plot to kill president-elect Abraham Lincoln.
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