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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who upholds secession.
  • noun (U.S. Hist.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will.

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

  • noun A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation.
  • adjective seceding or supporting secession.

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

  • noun an advocate of secessionism

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