from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A separatist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who advocates or favors separation, in some special sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
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Most alarming is Michele Obama's use of the terms 'separationist' and 'integrationist' when describing the views of black people.
Mrs. Obama clearly identifies herself with a 'separationist' view of race.
Taiwan independence is presented as "separationist" although Taiwan isn't and never was part of China....etablishing a local identity is labeled by the code-phrase "de-Sinization" although Taiwan culture retains all of its Chinese elements.
Justice Ginsburg was more the strict separationist.
Romney's concern today has to be that, if the GOP nominates a second presidential candidate whose record on social issues is murky at best, more and more evangelicals will revert to their pre-Falwell separationist stance, declining to get involved in politics at all.
Esbeck has an unlikely ally in retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, a stalwart church-state separationist.
I believe, that in addition to docetists christians (who believed that Jesus only seemed to suffer), separationist as the followers of Cerinthus (c 100 CE), were the opponents of Ignatius in his letter to Trallians.
But it also makes a prophet different from a separationist or sectarian who simply wants to maintain distance from what is.
But there was a camaraderie about the Round Table, inspired in part by a feeling of superiority and in part by the separationist pressures of the workweek, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays constituting our weekends and late nights the norm.
This is more an example of Huck being a good separationist by separating religion from legislation.