anticlerical

[an-tee-kler-i-kuh l, an-tahy-]

Origin of anticlerical

First recorded in 1835–45; anti- + clerical
Related formsan·ti·cler·i·cal·ism, nounan·ti·cler·i·cal·ist, noun
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anticlerical

adjective
  1. opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics
noun
  1. a supporter of an anticlerical party
Derived Formsanticlericalism, noun
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