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separate school

Syllabification: sep·a·rate school

Definition of separate school in English:

noun

Canadian
A school receiving students from a particular religious group.
Example sentences
  • Okay, when you fill out your income tax forms here you can indicate which you'd rather your education taxes went to, separate schools or public schools.
  • To protect ourselves from the perceived evils of Quebec nationalism and fears of assimilation, we live holed up in separate communities, separate schools and hospitals.
  • In Canada, the lower consent rate, the smaller schools, and the fact that children from the same neighbourhood could attend either public or Catholic separate schools often rendered the nominated friend unavailable.

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