• WordNet 3.6
    • n secessionism a doctrine that maintains the right of secession
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Secessionism The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n secessionism The doctrine of secession; the principle that affirms the right of a person or party to secede, separate, or withdraw from a political or religious organization, or the right of a state to secede at its pleasure from a federal union.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Secessionism the doctrine of secession
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. secedĕre, secessumse-, away, cedĕre, to go.


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