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- n. A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation.
- adj. seceding or supporting secession.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who upholds secession.
- n. One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who maintains the principle of secessionism; specifically, in United States history, one who took part in or sympathized with the attempt of the Southern States, in 1860–65, to withdraw from the Union; an inhabitant of a Southern State who aided or sympathized with the secession movement.
- Of or pertaining to secession or secessionists.
- n. Specifically, a member of a body of artists which, in principles and methods, differs from and protests against the accepted traditions of older societies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of secessionism
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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.
The military authorities could not find any evidence of their involvement in the so called secessionist movement in Balochistan province.
If she beats the "secessionist" her state owes her a huge debt of gratitude.
From her "secessionist" husband to the newest member of the Palin clan, Levi.
I wrote a little ditty on the latest election absurdities: the Obama-Ayers brouhaha vs. the Palin-Alaskan "secessionist" party flap.
Dalai Lama as a political figure engaged in "secessionist" activities.
But I think if we look more carefully we'll see that in many ways the tea party movement resembles more closely the kind of secessionist feelings that were both part of the Confederacy before the Civil War and then also remained in the post-civil war Reconstruction era.
Rick Perry has decided to ease Texas into some kind of secessionist revolt.