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apartheid (s) (noun) (no plural form)
1. A previous official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, which included political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
2. A policy, condition, or practice of separating or segregating groups from each other.
3. Etymology: Afrikaans, literally "separateness"; from Dutch apart, "separate" + -heid, equal to "hood" meaning "state" or "condition of being".
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