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Definition of Apartheid

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racial segregation and discrimination (in South Africa)
Apartheid Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
1.An official policy of racial segregation practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.

2. Any policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.

3. The condition of being separated from others; segregation.
EG:I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators -- they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?(B.STREISAND)

WordNet 2.0

1. a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites; the former official policy in South Africa
(hypernym) social policy
Apartheid Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Until recently, the system of strict racial segregation established in South Africa.
Apartheid Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Apartheid (; an Afrikaans word meaning "separateness", or "the state of being apart", literally "") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994. Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed, and white minority rule was maintained. Apartheid was developed after World War II by the Afrikaner-dominated National Party and Broederbond organizations. The ideology was also enforced in South West Africa, which was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate (revoked in 1966 via United Nations Resolution 2145), until it gained independence as Namibia in 1990. By extension, the term is currently used for forms of systematic segregation established by the state authority in a country against the social and civil rights of a certain group of citizens due to ethnic prejudices.

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