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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌæn.ti.dɪs.ɪsˌtæb.lɪʃ.mənˈtɛə.ɹi.ənˌɪ.z(ə)m/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌæn.taɪˌdɪs.ɛsˌtæb.lɪʃ.məntˈɛː.ɹi.ənˌɪ.zm/, /ˌæn.ti-/
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- Hyphenation: an‧ti‧dis‧es‧tab‧lish‧ment‧ar‧i‧an‧ism
- A political philosophy opposed to the separation of a religious group (church) and a government (state), especially the belief held by those in 19th-century England opposed to separating the Anglican church from the civil government or to refer to separation of church and state. [from 20th c.]
- 1998, University of Oklahoma College of Law, American Indian Law Review:
- Jed Rubenfeld, who actually may not have been recycling a Boerne Court- rejected argument into a law review article,450 reasoned that RFRA indeed lacked constitutionality, but because of First Amendment antidisestablishmentarianism, and not the reasons offered by the Court.451
- 2002, Angela Hague and David Lavery (credited as editors, but actually authors of the compiled fictional reviews), Teleparody: predicting/preventing the TV discourse of tomorrow:
- The establishmentarianism of Hatch's alliance-building strategy undermined by the disestablishmentarianism of Wiglesworth's treachery triggers an antidisestablishmentarianism in Hawk — but the negation of Wiglesworth's 'dis' coupled with the counter-negation of Hawk's 'anti' does not simply generate a synthetic affirmation of Hatch's 'establishmentarianism'. Instead, Hawk's antidisestablishmentarianism, like a cancerous wart on the end of the nose, is perched at the fuzzy border separating ontology from oncology, malignity from malignancy.
philosophy opposed to separating church and state
Known as a superlatively long word, it is, with 28 letters and 12 syllables, probably the longest non-technical and non-contrived word in English. The jocular term floccinaucinihilipilification is one letter longer.