from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who advocates partition of a country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An advocate of partitioning a country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of partitioning a country
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But if you had asked Gerry Adams or Martin McGuinness in 1985 whether they would have been prepared to sit down with unionists in what Republicans would have called a partitionist assembly, they would have looked at you in disbelief.
International Crisis Group - Can Cyprus buck the partitionist trend?
The country is a cobbling together of regional, religious, and ethnic nationalisms, and its founding, in 1947, resulted in Pakistan's becoming, along with Israel, one of the two "faith-based" states to emerge from the partitionist policy of a dying British colonialism.
Just as was pointed out 32 months ago, the American occupation has been thrown into alliance with Iranian-backed partitionist Shia formations (by pressure from Sadr, actually), though it cannot afford the dangers inhering in Iraqi partition.
Aside from the obvious protectionist anti-European sentiments expressed in his words, the remarks also come across as being a tad partitionist; something that is slightly surprising given the decades long ties his family has with The Republican Party.
One of the themes of this book concerns the extent to which the period sees the entrenchment of that partitionist history, and the acceptance of a partitionist attitude in 'the south'.
Paul Bew has written about the stealthy advance of 'partitionist history' - the way that historians project into the past the assumption of the border, with which we have all grown up, but which formally entered Irish history only in 1920.
Plus the fact that Labour these days are probably the most partitionist of all the major parties in the South.
Adams & Co's electoral defeat is worth repetition too: "As a somewhat partitionist observer maliciously remarked to me, even with the recent remarkable improvement in Irish-British relations, the people of this State are not yet ready to welcome the intervention of a member of the British parliament in the domestic political affairs of this State!"
When it comes to Iraq, one of the most boring and philistine habits of our media is the insistence on using partitionist and segregationist language that most journalists would I hope scorn to employ if they were discussing a society they actually knew.