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Definition of "secessionist" [se•ces•sion•ist]

  • A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation. (noun)
  • Seceding or supporting secession. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "secessionist" in a sentence
  • "When most knowledgeable Americans hear the word secessionist, they think of the southern slave states that formed the Confederacy and seceded from the United States back in 1861."
  • "Meanwhile, the Namibian government has called the secessionist movement a "terrorist" conspiracy and accused Muyongo and Mamili of instigating it."
  • "But he still would not go along with the rest of the South in the secession movement and even refusing to call a secessionist convention till he was forced to do so."