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Secessionist   Listen
noun
Secessionist  n.  
1.
One who upholds secession.
2.
(U.S. Hist.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Secessionist" Quotes from Famous Books



... Baltimore, and put up at Barnum's Hotel. Here I met with Mr. Abell, publisher of the Baltimore Sun, an old acquaintance. Somewhat contrary to my expectations, knowing him to be a native of the North, I found him an ardent secessionist. So enthusiastic was he in the cause, that he denounced both Maryland and Virginia for their hesitancy in following the example of the Cotton States; and he invited me to furnish his paper with correspondence from Montgomery, or any places ...
— A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital • John Beauchamp Jones

... idea or purpose of the cartoon-poster was to demonstrate McClellan's availability. Lincoln, the Abolitionist, and Davis, the Secessionist, are pictured as bigots of the worst sort, who were determined that peace should not be restored to the distracted country, except upon the lines laid down by them. McClellan, the patriotic peacemaker, is shown as the man who believed in the preservation of the Union above all things—a man who ...
— Lincoln's Yarns and Stories • Alexander K. McClure



Words linked to "Secessionist" :   secessionism, advocator



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