disestablishmentarianism

disestablishmentarian

[dis-i-stab-lish-muhn-tair-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who favors the separation of church and state, especially the withdrawal of special rights, status, and support granted an established church by a state; an advocate of disestablishing a state church.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or favoring the disestablishment of a state church.

Origin:
1880–85; dis-1 + establishment + -arian

disestablishmentarianism, noun
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