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.

    Hamas must reshape itself

  • International Crisis Group - Can Cyprus buck the partitionist trend?

    Linkspam for 21-7-2009

  • 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.

    Michael Hughes: Balkanizing Pakistan: A Collective National Security Strategy

  • 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.

    Stan Goff: Good Morning, Vietnam!

  • 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.

    We’re on the one road. Well, sort of.

  • 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'.

    'Luck & The Irish: A Brief History of Change From 1970'

  • 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.

    'Luck & The Irish: A Brief History of Change From 1970'

  • Plus the fact that Labour these days are probably the most partitionist of all the major parties in the South.

    Some thoughts on Fianna Fail's recent discovery of the north

  • 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!"

    Don't Complain...

  • 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. IT'S NEVER THAT SIMPLE.


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