[ dis-i-stab-lish-muhn-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən /
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a person who favors the separation of church and state, especially the withdrawal of special rights, status, and support granted an established church by a state; an advocate of disestablishing a state church.
of, relating to, or favoring the disestablishment of a state church.
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Origin of disestablishmentarian
First recorded in 1880–85; dis-1 + establishment + -arian
OTHER WORDS FROM disestablishmentariandis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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