noun, often capitalized
dis·​es·​tab·​lish·​men·​tar·​i·​an | \ -ˌstab-lish-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-ən , -mən-\

Definition of disestablishmentarian

: one who opposes an established order

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disestablishmentarian adjective, often capitalized

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Decoupling the Anglican church from the state was called disestablishment, and its proponents were known as disestablishmentarians. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Nomad Who’s Exploding the Internet Into Pieces," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of disestablishmentarian

1885, in the meaning defined above

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