Definition of secessionism in US English:

secessionism

noun

  • See secession

    • ‘In 1971, Pakistan lost 55 per cent of its population to East Bengali secessionism, which produced the People's Republic of Bangladesh.’
    • ‘Such was the experience of a state expedition that traveled to Texas in 1828 amid fears of Anglo secessionism.’
    • ‘A settlement must be based on both the realities secession is ruled out, but secessionism exists.’
    • ‘The man who swore by the loyalty towards India, preached secessionism in the state.’
    • ‘Nullification, the prelude principle to secessionism, was put forth by Jefferson, the grandfather to neoliberals.’

Pronunciation

secessionism

/səˈseSHəˌnizəm//səˈsɛʃəˌnɪzəm/