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establishmentarian

[ih-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh n] /ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an established church, especially the Church of England, or the principle of state religion.
2.
(often initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or favoring a political or social establishment.
noun
3.
a supporter or adherent of the principle of the establishment of a church by state law; an advocate of state religion.
4.
(often initial capital letter) a person who belongs to or favors a political or social establishment.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; establishment + -arian
Related forms
establishmentarianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for establishmentarianism

establishmentarian

/ɪˌstæblɪʃmənˈtɛərɪən/
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
noun
3.
an upholder of this principle, esp as applied to the Church of England
Derived Forms
establishmentarianism, 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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