disestablishmentarianism dis`es*tab`lish*men*ta"ri*an*ism, n. The doctrine or political position that advocates abrogating the establishment of a church as the official state religion.. [PJC]

Prior to the Puritans, very few earlier believers contended for any form of disestablishmentarianism. --David. W. Hall (Savior or Servant? Putting Government in Its Place: The Covenant Foundation, 1996)

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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