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secessionist (n.)

1860, first in a U.S. context, "one who takes part in or justifies the attempt by the Southern states to withdraw from the union," from secession + -ist. Colloquial short form secesh, noun and adjective, is attested from 1861. The earlier noun had been seceder (1755), but this had religious overtones, especially (with capital s-) in reference to Scottish Church history (see secede). Related: Secessionism.

updated on March 19, 2022

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Definitions of secessionist from WordNet

secessionist (n.)
an advocate of secessionism;
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Dictionary entries near secessionist

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secant

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