disestablishmentarianism


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dis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an

or Dis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an  (dĭs′ĭ-stăb′lĭsh-mən-târ′ē-ən)
n.
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.
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It gave me the chance to use words like disestablishmentarianism but also involved seeing an awful lot of mince.
For some, "critical thinking" is thought to be coterminous with disestablishmentarianism, characterized by distrust of overweening oligarchies like government, religion, corporations, and Big Media.
Because a majority were affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, denominational politics proved crucial to this disestablishmentarianism.