a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church.
an advocate of separation, especially ecclesiastical or political separation.
of, relating to, or designating separatism or separatists:
separatist forces; separatist tendencies.

a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
(as modifier): a separatist movement

(sometimes not capital) a person who advocates the secession of a province, esp Quebec, from Canada


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