anticlericalism

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Etymology[edit]

From anticlerical +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

anticlericalism (uncountable)

  1. The opposition to political influence of clerics.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 310:
      But contacts of this kind between a senior politician of the Republic and the Catholic Church were matters of the greatest delicacy in pre-1914 France, where anticlericalism was the default setting of the political culture.

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