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establishmentarian

[ih-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an established church, especially the Church of England, or the principle of state religion.
  2. (often initial capital letter) of, relating to, or favoring a political or social establishment.
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noun
  1. a supporter or adherent of the principle of the establishment of a church by state law; an advocate of state religion.
  2. (often initial capital letter) a person who belongs to or favors a political or social establishment.
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Origin of establishmentarian

First recorded in 1840–50; establishment + -arian
Related formses·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for establishmentarianism

establishmentarian

adjective
  1. denoting or relating to an Established Church, esp the Church of England
  2. denoting or relating to the principle of a Church being officially recognized as a national institution
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noun
  1. an upholder of this principle, esp as applied to the Church of England
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Derived Formsestablishmentarianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for establishmentarianism

establishmentarian

n.

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

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