seg·re·ga·tion /ˌse-gri-'gā-shən/ n
1: separation of individuals or groups and esp. racial groups compare desegregation
de facto segregation: segregation of racial groups that arises as a result of economic, social, or other factors rather than by operation or enforcement of laws or other official state action
de jure segregation: segregation intended or mandated by law or otherwise intentionally arising from state action
◇ De jure segregation is illegal.
2: separate confinement of prisoners within a penal institution

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (isolation by races) noun apartheid, discrimination, division by races, ostracism, prejudice, racial prejudice, racialism, racism, separation by races associated concepts: equal protection clause II (separation) noun classification, detachment, differentiation, disassociation, disconnection, disengagement, dissociation, distinguishment, disunion, division, grouping, isolation, partition, seiunctio, setting apart associated concepts: segregation of trust funds III index discrimination (differentiation), division (act of dividing), estrangement, exception (exclusion), exclusion, expulsion, intolerance, ostracism, quarantine, removal, selection (choice), severance, split

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The act or process of separating a race, class, or ethnic group from a society's general population.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The act or process of separating a race, class, or ethnic group from a society's general population.

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