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Definition of apartheid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

apartheid

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˈpɑrteɪt//
 
, NAmE//‑taɪt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the former political system in South Africa in which only white people had full political rights and other people, especially black people, were forced to live away from white people, go to separate schools, etc. the pressures of life under apartheid
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: apartheid