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Related to establishmentarianism: antiestablishmentarianism, disestablishmentarianism


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.


official recognition of a church as a national institution, especially the Church of England. Cf. antidisestablishmentarianism.
See also: Religion
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Noun1.establishmentarianism - the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Many problems would remain, for universities themselves tend to establishmentarianism, especially of the scientific variety, since scientific decisions are usually put in the hands of eminent scientists.
Actually, both the American conceptual universe/worldview and the psychological establishmentarianism on which the DSMs/ICDs are situated are purposively designed to get African-U.
410) Thus, the concept of neutrality can be defined as reflecting everything from an intentional indifference to or intentional non-interference with religion on the one hand to intentional egalitarianism or de facto establishmentarianism on the other.
My resignation and the discouragement I see in my colleagues, their alienation from "academe," are reactions to a seemingly insoluble problem: formalism, establishmentarianism, whitism--whatever it is called, it has me beat.
To these people, he was at best a figure of fun--a stuffy exemplar of careful establishmentarianism, the "perfect English gentleman," always with a carnation in his buttonhole and ready with a polite demurral.
Habermas, in Bronner's view, seeks escape from relativism yet becomes mired in liberal establishmentarianism.
Those who see Australia as a secular country can point to section s116 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 which proscribes establishmentarianism.
His concentrated study of this literature begins about 1750 when, as a result of the colonial Great Awakening, the first signs were visible of the momentous shift from European establishmentarianism to new-world voluntarism.
35) Wojtyla sought to navigate between, on the one hand, Catholic establishmentarianism (Spain) and totalitarian oppression (Poland), and at the same time he was determined to ground freedom in truth--not in skepticism or indifferentism.
Given the Romantic climate of historical nostalgia and the ascendant ecclesiastical establishmentarianism of this time, we might even consider the post-1815 era the seedbed of European "anti-Americanism," with particular scorn evident in this period toward American church-state configurations and the conditions of American religiosity generally.
They are instead a who's who of establishmentarianism, extending back to the Reagan era.

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