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  • adj. Of or pertaining to separatists; schismatical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or characterized by separatism; schismatical.


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separatist +‎ -ic


  • (October 1635) by the Massachusetts Court because of his persistence in advocating separatistic views deemed unsettling and dangerous, to escape deportation to England he betook himself (January 1636) to the wilderness, where he was hospitably entertained by the natives who gave him a tract of land for a settlement.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • The Pietists were accused of false doctrines, contempt for public worship and the science of theology, and separatistic tendencies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Valdenström, who, notwithstanding their separatistic inclinations, work in union with the State Church in this matter.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The reform movement now presented the spectacle of Rome's two most formidable opponents, the two most masterful minds and authoritative exponents of contemporary separatistic thought, meeting in open conflict, with the Lord's Supper as the gage of war.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Through these simple words of Jesus, he came to a firm conviction that the practice of genuine love and oneness (without downplaying the importance of holiness-but reinterpreting it away from the legalistic and separatistic practices by which the fundamentalist movement had come to define it) is the final apologetic to a watching world of the reality of God and the truth that is found Jesus and the Gospel.

  • Schaeffer a sectarian at that point in his life-angry, separatistic, speaking out bluntly for what he called, "the visible purity of the church."

  • But, who cares about them and their sick and isolated separatistic propaganda, it's dying slowly, anyway ...

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • Jewish humanity) created by the pairs of opposites, sees him as tending strongly towards a separatistic

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • A separatistic community which grew out of Pietism was the "Herrnhüter, whose founder, Count von Zinzendorf, had been educated in Francke's institutions at Halle.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • “He is the only prince grown up in the Mohammedan creed whose endeavor it was to ennoble the limitation of this most separatistic of all religions into a true religion of humanity.” [

    Akbar Emperor of India


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