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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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separatistsep‧a‧ra‧tist /ˈsepərətɪst/ noun [countable]  PPGINDEPENDENT COUNTRY OR ORGANIZATIONsomeone who belongs to a group that wants to start a new country with its own government, by separating from the country that they belong to nowseparatism noun [uncountable]
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separatistGroups of women working or socializing together are not automatically separatist.The bomb is thought to have been planted by the Basque separatist group Eta.A Kashmiri separatist group claimed responsibility for the blast.The arrests brought the number of separatists detained in Jayapura since last week to 61.But under what circumstances does it become politically separatist?The rules are simple: whatever your race or class, provided you are a woman, you are a potential separatist.The separatists had won no seats at the last elections, in 1986.
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