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 (ăn′tē-ĭ-stăb′lĭsh-mənt, ăn′tī-)
Marked by opposition or hostility to conventional social, political, or economic values or principles.

an′ti·es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an n.
an′ti·es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an·ism n.
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(ˌæn ti ɪˈstæb lɪʃ mənt, ˌæn taɪ-)

opposed to or working against the existing power structure or mores, as of society or government.
an`ti•es•tab`lish•men•tar′i•an, n., adj.
an•ti•es•tab•lish•men•tar•i•an•ism, n.
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