Associations to the word «Apartheid»

Wiktionary

APARTHEID, noun. (historical) The discriminatory policy of racial separation used by South Africa from 1948 to 1990.
APARTHEID, noun. (by extension) Any similar policy of racial separation/segregation and discrimination.
APARTHEID, noun. (by extension) A policy or situation of segregation based on some specified attribute.
APARTHEID WALL, proper noun. (derogatory) (geopolitics) A separation barrier built by the Israeli government in the West Bank

Dictionary definition

APARTHEID, noun. A social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley