answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The doctrine or political position that opposes the withdrawal of a state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England. In other words, it was a movement of people who were opposed to the removal of state support from the Church of England by the British Government in the 19th Century.

User Avatar

Wiki User

∙ 2015-12-26 04:47:58
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

∙ 2013-01-18 18:42:20

The longest word in any given language depends on the word formation rules of each language, and on the types of words allowed for consideration

Now then, if you look at it like this it may be easier: anti-dis-establish-ment-arian-ism

  • establishment is something that is there, that is established
  • disestablishment is taking away something that is established
  • antidisestablishment is not taking away something that is established
  • antidisestablishmentarianism means the philosophy of not taking away something that is established.

It is when the king or queen breaks away from the church to form a religion of their own.
This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

∙ 2008-08-18 22:05:53

It means specifically - opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England, which is the 'official' denomination of Christianity in England (but not in other parts of the British Isles).

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

∙ 2011-03-15 11:54:06

Think about it, Anti, means you are against something, disestablishment means to disestablish something.

The word actually originates from a 19th century church that was going to be disestablished, but certain people didn't want it to be, so they created the word as a political word to mean that you are against the idea that something should be disestablished...I'm not very good writing, so I hope that made sense to you.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the definition of antidisestablishmentarianism?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
People also asked