antidisestablishmentarianism
antidisestablishmentarianism an`ti*dis`es*tab`lish*men*ta"ri*an*ism

([a^]n*t[-e]*d[i^]s`[e^]s*t[a^]b`l[i^]sh*men*t[^a]r"[-e]*[a^]n*[i^]z'm), n. the doctrine or political position that opposes the withdrawal of state recognition of an established church; -- used especially concerning the Anglican Church in England. Opposed to {disestablishmentarianism}. [PJC]


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  • Antidisestablishmentarianism — (listen to Audio nohelp|Antidisestablishmentarianism.ogg|British sample, Audio nohelp|Antidis.ogg|American sample) is a political position that originated in nineteenth century Britain, where antidisestablishmentarians were opposed to proposals… …   Wikipedia

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — (n.) opposition to disestablishment of the Church of England, 1838, said by Weekley to be first recorded in Gladstone s Church and State, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + ESTABLISHMENT (Cf. establishment) in the sense of the ecclesiastical system… …   Etymology dictionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — noun /ˌæn.tiˌdɪs.ɛsˌtæb.lɪʃ.mɛntˈɛː.ɹi.ənˌɪ.zm,ˌæn.taiˌdɪs.ɛsˌtæb.lɪʃ.məntˈɛː.ɹi.ənˌɪ.zm/ A political philosophy opposed to the separation of a religious group ( church ) and a government ( state ), especially the belief held by those in 19th… …   Wiktionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — /an tee dis euh stab lish meuhn tair ee euh niz euhm, an tuy /, n. opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th century England. [ANTI + DISESTABLISHMENT + ARIAN + ISM]… …   Universalium

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — doctrine opposed to removing Church of England s official religion status Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — n. opposition to the removal of government recognition and support of the church (especially the Anglican church in England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — [ˌantɪdɪsɪˌstablɪʃm(ə)n tɛ:rɪənɪz(ə)m] noun rare opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England. Derivatives antidisestablishmentarian noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — UK [ˌæntɪdɪsɪstæblɪʃməntˈeərɪənɪz(ə)m] / US [ˌæntɪdɪsɪstæblɪʃməntˈeərɪənɪzəm] the political position of being against the idea of stopping the Church of England being the official church of England, Ireland, and Wales …   English dictionary

  • antidisestablishmentarianism — /an tee dis euh stab lish meuhn tair ee euh niz euhm, an tuy /, n. opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th century England. [ANTI + DISESTABLISHMENT + ARIAN + ISM] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antiestablishmentarianism — (or anti establishmentarianism) is a policy or attitude that views a nation s power structure as corrupt, repressive, or exploitive.Antiestablishmentarians adhere to the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment. Their… …   Wikipedia

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