[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
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"adherent of the principle of an established church," 1846, from establishment.
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