What does apartheid mean?

apartheid meaning in General Dictionary

segregation by battle a term found in South Africa

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  • a social plan or racial segregation involving political and financial and legal discrimination against individuals who are perhaps not Whites; the former official policy in Southern Africa

apartheid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1947 (plan begun 1948), from Afrikaans apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political framework), virtually "separateness," from Dutch apart "individual" (from French

apartheid - German to English