clericalism
noun Date: 1864 a policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy

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  • Clericalism — is the application of the formal, church based, leadership or opinion of ordained clergy in matters of either the church or broader political and sociocultural import. In a pejorative manner, clericalism is often used to denote an ecclesiolatry… …   Wikipedia

  • clericalism — CLERICALÍSM s.n. Curent politic care consideră legitimă dominaţia bisericii şi a clerului asupra vieţii politice, sociale şi culturale a unei ţări. – Din fr. cléricalisme. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  clericalísm s. n. Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • Clericalism — Cler ic*al*ism, n. An excessive devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order; undue influence of the clergy; sacerdotalism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clericalism — [kler′i kəliz΄əm] n. political influence or power of the clergy, or a policy or principles favoring this: generally a derogatory term clericalist n …   English World dictionary

  • clericalism — clerical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the routine work of an office clerk. 2) of or relating to the clergy. DERIVATIVES clericalism noun clericalist noun clerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • clericalism — clericalist, n. /kler i keuh liz euhm/, n. 1. clerical principles. 2. clerical power or influence in government, politics, etc. (distinguished from laicism). 3. support of such power or influence. [1860 65; CLERICAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • clericalism — noun political or secular power invested in members of the clergy. See Also: clericalist …   Wiktionary

  • clericalism — cler·i·cal·ism || klerɪkÉ™lɪzm n. clerical principles; influence of the clergy (in politics, government, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clericalism — cler·i·cal·ism …   English syllables

  • clericalism —  Клерикализм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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