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separatism

 
Noun separatism has 2 senses
  1. segregation, separatism - a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    --1 is a kind of social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure
    --1 has particulars:
     racial segregation; de facto segregation; de jure segregation; purdah, sex segregation; white separatism
  2. separatism - a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists; "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"
    --2 is a kind of
    disposition
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