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 (sĕp′ər-ə-tĭst, sĕp′rə-, sĕp′ə-rā′-)
1. One who secedes or advocates separation from a group, as from a nation or an established church.
2. One who advocates cultural, ethnic, or racial separation.

sep′a·ra·tism n.
sep′a·ra·tist adj.
sep′a·ra·tis′tic adj.
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The meeting touched on dimensions of the vandalistic and separatistic telecommunication project in Aden, which is directly linked to a controlling management in one of the aggression countries, and its consequent risks and threats to the sovereignty and security of the Republic of Yemen.
Paul Nisly then juxtaposes that spectacle with an image of Messiah College's founders: men and women of the Brethren in Christ Church, a "small denomination with visibly separatistic leanings" (1), who launched a modest Bible school and missionary training home in 1909.
The author emphasizes throughout, not the separatistic tendency of the AICs, but what binds Christians together.