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Definition 1: advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for separatism in the sense of this definition

(separatism is a kind of ...) the social act of separating or parting company

"the separation of church and state"

Definition 2: a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where separatism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • separatism is a serious problem in Quebec
  • demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education

(separatism is a kind of ...) a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing

"a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

Definition 3: a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for separatism in the sense of this definition

(separatism is a kind of ...) the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

"the social organization of England and America is very different" "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

(... is a kind of separatism ) segregation by race

(... is a kind of separatism ) segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law

(... is a kind of separatism ) segregation that is imposed by law

(... is a kind of separatism ) the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded

(... is a kind of separatism ) a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races

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