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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The policy of those advocating secession or supporting the right of secession.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of secession; the principle that affirms the right of a person or party to secede, separate, or withdraw from a political or religious organization, or the right of a state to secede at its pleasure from a federal union.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The doctrine or policy of secession.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

Etymologies

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secession +‎ -ism

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