Meaning of “separatist” in the English Dictionary

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"separatist" in British English

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separatistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsep.ər.ə.tɪst/ us /ˈsep.ɚ.ə.tɪst/

someone who is a member of a particular race, religion, or other group within a country and who believes that this group should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people

(Definition of “separatist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"separatist" in American English

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separatistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsep·ər·ə·t̬ɪst/

someone who supports an effort to become independent of the country or group to which the person belongs:

Albanian/Basque/Chechen separatists

(Definition of “separatist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)