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state religion

the official religion of a state as established by law.
Origin of state religion
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The doctrine of a state-religion was not clearly defined or vigorously upheld.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • The light persiflage with which the philosophy of the Augustan age treated the state-religion nearly disappears.

  • A religion violently imposed from without as a state-religion naturally tends to hypocrisy and externalism.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar

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