[ ih-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən /


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.


a supporter or adherent of the principle of the establishment of a church by state law; an advocate of state religion.
(often initial capital letter) a person who belongs to or favors a political or social establishment.

Words nearby establishmentarian

Origin of establishmentarian

First recorded in 1840–50; establishment + -arian

OTHER WORDS FROM establishmentarian

es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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 establishmentarian

establishmentarianism, noun
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