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

se·ces′sion·ist n.
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(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.
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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
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B. Nsecesionista mf, separatista mf
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nsécessionniste mf
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adjSezessions-, sezessionistisch; secessionist movementSezessionsbewegung f
nSezessionist(in) m(f)
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An alleged members of the secessionist group Homeland Study Group Foundation, who are seeking to declare part of Ghana as an independent state with the new name Western Togoland, have been charged with treason, a first degree felony.
Its successor, a minority coalition led by Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, lost support from Catalan secessionist parties this year, prompting Sanchez to call snap elections.
The Front was banned by the Central Home Ministry on Friday for allegedly promoting secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
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When the leader of the South Carolina Secessionist Party announced in January that the group would be disbanding, he told news outlets that he was doing so because the group had taken a turn he didn't like.
Twelve Catalan secessionist leaders arrived at Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday to be charged for their role in a failed independence bid that split the country, as pro- and anti-separatist protesters faced off outside.