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Re: Meaning of word?

Posted by John Dewey on October 13, 2000

In Reply to: Meaning of word? posted by Kareim Kambisambabway on February 16, 2000

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: Does anyone know exactly what "Disestablishmentarainism" means? Is it the longest english word?

: Many Thanks,
: Kareim

Disestablishmentarianism is the liberal policy that ends government support to a previously officially sponsored institution such as the British government's recognition of the Anglican Church as the official church of England. Antidisestablishmentarianism then is the conservative backlash that disapproves of that policy.