[ ih-stab-lish-muhn-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən /
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of or relating to an established church, especially the Church of England, or the principle of state religion.
(often initial capital letter) of, relating to, or favoring a political or social establishment.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM establishmentarianes·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for establishmentarian
/ (ɪˌstæblɪʃmənˈtɛərɪən) /
denoting or relating to an Established Church, esp the Church of England
denoting or relating to the principle of a Church being officially recognized as a national institution
an upholder of this principle, esp as applied to the Church of England
Derived forms of establishmentarianestablishmentarianism, noun
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