[ an-tee-kler-i-kuh l, 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.
- anticipatory assimilation,
Origin of anticlerical
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Most ominous of all was the consequence of Northern anticlericalism.
/ (ˌæntɪˈklɛrɪkəl) /
opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics
a supporter of an anticlerical party
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