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or Dis·es·tab·lish·men·tar·i·an  (dĭs′ĭ-stăb′lĭsh-mən-târ′ē-ən)
An opponent of an established order, especially one who opposes state support of an established church.

dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an adj.
dis′es·tab′lish·men·tar′i·an·ism n.
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(ˌdɪs ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən)

1. a person who opposes established order.
2. of or relating to disestablishmentarians.
dis`es•tab`lish•men•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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For this reason, a constitutional regime that respects religious diversity will inevitably generate some disestablishmentarian principles even if its constitution has no disestablishment clause.
'He is a Unitarian and I am Anglican; he is a politician and I am a turbulent priest; he is a disestablishmentarian and I am a bishop, appointed by the prime minister.
In these particulars he has performed his task in a manner altogether unexceptionable." (58) At the same time, Waite came into contact with the work of an able historian, an ardent admirer and native son of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an advocate of the disestablishmentarian view that "liberty is weakened by any contact between church and state." (59)
The Colorado court suggested that the Commandments were essentially "expressions of universal standards of behavior common to all western societies." (300) Without acknowledging the injunctions against other forms of religious worship found throughout the Decalogue, the court held that it could not concede to disestablishmentarian arguments that would only be "exaggerat[ing] the effect of benign religious messages...." (301)
While her leadership is charismatic, spirit-oriented, disestablishmentarian and oral instead of textual, it is also violent.
(128) During most of the seventeenth century, Maryland was probably the most tolerant and disestablishmentarian of the colonies, perhaps the most tolerant jurisdiction in the world.
"Pragmatism belongs to a disestablishmentarian impulse in American culture--an impulse that drew strength from the writings of Emerson, who attacked institutions and conformity, and from the ascendancy, after the Civil War, of evolutionary theories, which drew attention to the contingency of all social forms.
Just as Henry's victory at Agincourt, so contextualized by Henry's traditional forms of penitence, would have embarrassed the disestablishmentarian significance Elizabeth's Protestant allies had found in the Spanish Armada's defeat, so too Henry's prayer to the God of Battles served to fashion the dedication of chantries and recusant mourning practices as part of Elizabethan England's patriotic memory.
Here Rousseau enters as a shadow around the liberal disestablishmentarian project.