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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory that the state should have authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters
[C17: named after Thomas Erastus (1524–83), Swiss theologian to whom such views were attributed]
Eˈrastian n, adj
the doctrine stating that in ecclesiastical affairs the state rules over the church. — Erastian, n., adj.See also: Theology