disestablishmentarian

noun

dis·​es·​tab·​lish·​men·​tar·​i·​an ˌdis-ə-ˌstab-lish-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce disestablishmentarian (audio)
-mən-
often capitalized
: one who opposes an established order
disestablishmentarian adjective often capitalized

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Decoupling the Anglican church from the state was called disestablishment, and its proponents were known as disestablishmentarians. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 22 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

disestablishment

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disestablishmentarian was in 1885

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“Disestablishmentarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disestablishmentarian. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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