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 (ăn′tē-klĕr′ĭ-kəl, ăn′tī-)
Opposed to the influence of the church or the clergy in public life.

an′ti·cler′i·cal·ism n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) opposed to the power and influence of the clergy, esp in politics
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of an anticlerical party
ˌantiˈclericalism n
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(ˌæn tiˈklɛr ɪ kəl, ˌæn taɪ-)

opposed to the influence of the clergy or church in secular or public affairs.
an`ti•cler′i•cal•ism, n.
an`ti•cler′i•cal•ist, n.
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A. ADJanticlerical
B. Nanticlerical mf
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[ˌæntɪˈklɛrɪkl] adj & nanticlericale (m/f)
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So it was that I was rereading Graham Greene's "The Power and the Glory," the story of the unnamed "whiskey priest" who is executed by an anticlerical Mexican government in the 1930s.
In this landmark book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places with voices that have remained largely unheard until now, from freethinkers and freemasons to French materialists, anticlerical Catholics, pantheists, pornographers, readers, and travelers.
It discusses the Great Stink of 1880 and how it became a public health crisis; the emergence of the concept of public hygiene; responses to infectious disease in provincial towns and villages, including the shifting etiological taxonomy of infectious disease, hygienistsAE efforts to preach about germs through educational programs and disease control policies like isolation and disinfection, and the obsession of local health authorities with a cultural agenda of cleanliness, along with the social agenda promoting the integration of the peasantry into national life and the political agenda of anticlerical republicanism; and the Great Stink of 1895.
A traves de los parrafos escogidos se buscara un acercamiento a la mentalidad anticlerical en el fondo y clerical en la forma de algunas discusiones en las que se alcanza a apreciar un posible intento de sustitucion de una forma de pensar a la que se acusaba de sectaria, por otra no menos sectaria, cuya principal virtud era haber sido emanada por el constituyente.
The AMRSP's banner waved beside those of political movements from anticlerical traditions.
Here, Guillon's staunch contrariness is most openly evident, but his refusal to grieve in any way for the death of a libertarian and anticlerical artist like Cabu may appear callow.
Many self-avowed anticlerical officials, such as Guanajuato governor Melchor Ortega, were practicing Catholics or at least sympathetic to nonenforcement of anticlerical laws for the benefit of their constituents and public order.
Modeled on Mary Kay Vaughan's comparative work on education, Fallaw chooses Campeche, Hidalgo, Guerrero, and Guanajuato as diverse examples that might allow one to understand the various ways in which Catholics responded to anticlerical and agrarian refonns.
Durante esta epoca, la vida exterior del joven capellan era claramente adversa: finalizaba el ano 1931 y en el Parlamento se discutian los articulos 3 y 26 de la Constitucion republicana, de marcado caracter anticlerical. Ademas, su familia atravesaba una epoca de penuria economica.