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1. Of or relating to support for the political or social establishment.
2. Of or relating to support for the official status of an established church.

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


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) denoting or relating to an Established Church, esp the Church of England
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) denoting or relating to the principle of a Church being officially recognized as a national institution
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an upholder of this principle, esp as applied to the Church of England
esˌtablishmenˈtarianism n


(ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən)

1. of or pertaining to an established church, esp. the Church of England, or the principle of state religion.
2. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or favoring the Establishment.
3. a supporter or adherent of the principle of the establishment of a church by state law; an advocate of state religion.
4. (cap.) a person who belongs to or favors the Establishment.
es•tab`lish•men•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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Conforming to established practice or standards:
Slang: square.
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There is a strong possibility that establishmentarian Islam may join hands with the forces of the state to fight against the rising tide of political Islam or Islamic fundamentalism.
Its chapter on Milton supports McLoone's depiction of a poet perennially negotiating the conflict between establishmentarian authority and Puritan independency.
Huckabee, of course, is almost entirely unburdened by establishmentarian support.
More likely, Chretien was what he had to be and did what he had to do--at once establishmentarian and populist, liberal and conservative.
The far Right FN poses an electoral threat as well with its ability to out-demagogue the now establishmentarian PCF on populist issues.
Presenting himself as a revisionist, Adeleke nonetheless invokes the establishmentarian authority of Anthony Appiah, who opines that Pan-Africanism is the alien, exotic, and dangerous invention of callow African Americans.
212), general or particular, and dismisses establishmentarian attempts to make the Trinity palatable to rational Christians as "the mysterious cookery of the Orthodox" (CC 1.
For starters, Bush, having parroted the prevailing mythology that there is a revolution in military affairs afoot, has selected for his national-security team a distinctly nonrevolutionary group of traditionalists notable for their establishmentarian conception of military roles.
Examining Lycidas, the Twenty-Third Sonnet, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, and Samson Agonistes, McLoone concentrates on how the provocations of establishmentarian authority are answered by the emerging consciousness of the true believer.
Perhaps this is best underscored by a recent statement in a pamphlet published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in which Ze'ev Schiff, who represents a moderate establishmentarian view, said that Israel should participate in a humanitarian effort to rehabilitate the refugees, recognizing however that it bears no responsibility to compensate them for damages suffered during a war not initiated by Israel.
14) Since that equal access was not offered by traditional or establishmentarian medical institutions, the birth control activists of the 1920s and 1930s worked to create the same sort of separate and very publicly identifiable women's health clinics that are the focus of the abortion rights struggle today.
Further, even with so literarily establishmentarian a figure as Meek, one also detects a distinctly Southern concept of the profession of authorship.

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