Apartheid (noun)

  1. A policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
  2. A system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 and 1994.

Origin:

Mid 20th century: afrikaans, from dutch apart "separate" + -heid "-hood".

Examples:

  1. The system of apartheid was abolished in South Africa in 1994.
  2. The laws of apartheid restricted the rights of non-white citizens.
  3. The system of apartheid was a gross violation of human rights.
  4. The fight against apartheid was a major civil rights movement.
  5. Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination.
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