Definition of sectionalist in English:


adjective & noun

  • See sectionalism

    • ‘A contrast is usually made with nationalist or sectionalist terrorist activity or insurgencies.’
    • ‘That should be worthy of note without sectionalist carping.’
    • ‘It brought together antislavery sectionalists and other northern dissenters from the old party system.’
    • ‘Yet neither race nor sectionalist sentiment ever actually went away as factors in lawyers' practical courtroom work.’
    • ‘When America seems to be unsure as to who should be her leader in the White House, the country does have a tendency to retreat back into its sectionalist ways.’