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or Dis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an  (dĭs′ĭ-stăb′lĭsh-mən-târ′ē-ən)
An opponent of an established order, especially one who opposes state support of an established church.

dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an adj.
dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an·ism n.


(ˌdɪs ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən)

1. a person who opposes established order.
2. of or relating to disestablishmentarians.
dis`es•tab`lish•men•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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For this reason, a constitutional regime that respects religious diversity will inevitably generate some disestablishmentarian principles even if its constitution has no disestablishment clause.
After reading Granny, our superficial ideas about anarchism--a hollow-eyed Johnny Rotten belting out disestablishmentarian anthems for the disaffected youth of 1970s Britain--seem pat and flimsy.
It is my hunch, which I will be testing in this project, that, just as white orthodoxy in its many forms (for example, the Christian missionary ethos and the civilising mission in nineteenth-century South Africa, the "white man's burden", Protestant and other forms of Christian morality, apartheid ideology, and so on) was constituted in an explicit binary relation to what was perceived as the dangers of wildness ("barbarism", "savagery", "uncivilized behaviour"), so "wildness" has acted as a lure to whites of a disestablishmentarian inclination.
He is a Unitarian and I am Anglican; he is a politician and I am a turbulent priest; he is a disestablishmentarian and I am a bishop, appointed by the prime minister.
58) At the same time, Waite came into contact with the work of an able historian, an ardent admirer and native son of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an advocate of the disestablishmentarian view that "liberty is weakened by any contact between church and state.
300) Without acknowledging the injunctions against other forms of religious worship found throughout the Decalogue, the court held that it could not concede to disestablishmentarian arguments that would only be "exaggerat[ing] the effect of benign religious messages.
Just as Henry's victory at Agincourt, so contextualized by Henry's traditional forms of penitence, would have embarrassed the disestablishmentarian significance Elizabeth's Protestant allies had found in the Spanish Armada's defeat, so too Henry's prayer to the God of Battles served to fashion the dedication of chantries and recusant mourning practices as part of Elizabethan England's patriotic memory.
Here Rousseau enters as a shadow around the liberal disestablishmentarian project.
Today, the Constitution is enshrined as the Ark of the American Covenant--the closest surrogate for an established religion in this disestablishmentarian nation.
A peculiarity of the six insider words of 19 or more letters that I was able to find (two of them, disestablishmentarian and its anti- inflection, are omitted here to reduce repetition) is that all have ecclesiastical themes, having to do with such things as denominations and church-state ties.
As President Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, in disestablishmentarian America "[i]t is now no more that toleration is spoken of.
They attribute no special charm to the phrase 'Equal Liberty' per se, and put to one side the historical fact that it was used by founding-era disestablishmentarians.