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

Examples of disestablishmentarian in a Sentence

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



First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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