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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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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.
Mental health establishmentarianism, as well, has been a formidable opponent to affirmative, assertive African psycho-cultural behaving (Jackson, 1979; Sundiata, 1970), particularly correctly orienting ADP.
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.

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