Legal Definition and Related Resources of Segregation

Meaning of Segregation

The unconstitutional policy and practise of separating people because of their race, color, religion or national origin .

Synonyms of Segregation

(Isolation by races), noun

  • apartheid
  • discrimination
  • division by races
  • ostracism
  • prejudice
  • racial prejudice
  • racialism
  • racism
  • separation by races
  • Associated Concepts: equal protection clause

(Separation), noun

  • classification
  • detachment
  • differentiation
  • disassociation
  • disconnection
  • disengagement
  • dissociation
  • distinguishment
  • disunion
  • division
  • grouping
  • isolation
  • partition
  • seiunctio
  • setting apart Associated Concepts: segregation of trust funds

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Segregation in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Definition of Plessy V. Ferguson (1896)

In relation to social issues, a meaning of the case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) is provided here: the court ruled that segregation was legal so long as facilities for blacks and whites were equal.

Definition of Segregation

In relation to social issues, a meaning of segregation is provided here: The policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination







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