[ an-tee-kler-i-kuhl, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈklɛr ɪ kəl, ˌæn taɪ- /
opposed to the influence and activities of the clergy or the church in secular or public affairs.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anticlericalan·ti·cler·i·cal·ism, nounan·ti·cler·i·cal·ist, noun
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Most ominous of all was the consequence of Northern anticlericalism.
British Dictionary definitions for anticlerical
/ (ˌæntɪˈklɛrɪkəl) /
opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics
a supporter of an anticlerical party
Derived forms of anticlericalanticlericalism, noun
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