[ih-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh n]
- 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.
Origin of establishmentarian
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- 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
Word Origin and History for establishmentarian
"adherent of the principle of an established church," 1846, from establishment.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper