establishmentarian
establishmentarian es*tab`lish*men*ta"ri*an, n. One who regards the Church primarily as an establishment formed by the State, and overlooks its intrinsic spiritual character. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

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  • establishmentarian — adherent of the principle of an established church, 1846, from ESTABLISHMENT (Cf. establishment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • establishmentarian — [ə stab΄lish mən ter′ē ən, istab΄lish mən ter′ē ən] n. [also E ] a member or supporter of the Establishment adj. [also E ] belonging to, supporting, or characteristic of the Establishment …   English World dictionary

  • establishmentarian — adjective Date: 1847 of, relating to, or favoring the social or political establishment • establishmentarian noun • establishmentarianism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • establishmentarian — establishmentarianism, n. /i stab lish meuhn tair ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an established church, esp. the Church of England, or the principle of state religion. 2. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or favoring a political or social… …   Universalium

  • establishmentarian — noun A person who supports the political or social establishment …   Wiktionary

  • establishmentarian — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Conforming to established practice or standards: button down, conformist, conventional, orthodox, straight, traditional. Slang: square. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • establishmentarian — [ɪˌstablɪʃm(ə)n tɛ:rɪən] adjective advocating or relating to the principle of an established Church. noun a person advocating this. Derivatives establishmentarianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • establishmentarian — es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an …   English syllables

  • establishmentarian — es•tab•lish•men•tar•i•an [[t]ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) rel of or pertaining to an established church, esp. the Church of England, or the principle of state religion 2) gov (cap.) of, pertaining to, or favoring the Establishment 3) rel …   From formal English to slang

  • establishmentarian — /əstæblɪʃmənˈtɛəriən/ (say uhstablishmuhn tairreeuhn) adjective 1. advocating and maintaining the principle of an established church, especially the Church of England. –noun 2. someone who supports, or is an adherent of the established church …   Australian English dictionary

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