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noun 
  1. The policy of racial separation used in South Africa from 1948 to 1990.
  2. By extension, any similar policy of racial separation.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: apartheid
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Etymology: From Afrikaans, apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally "separateness", "apartness", from apart "separate" (from French ípart) + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood.


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