Posted by: h4ck@lyst | December 12, 2007

a word.

“Antidisestablishmentarianism”.

This was a word I learnt way back in my class VIII I guess. Though was never sure of its meaning and all it stood for me was that it is one of the longest words in the English language. Well, today I looked up its meaning and one things for sure, it will take some time before I fully understand the actual contextual meaning of the word.

From the wikitionary

A political philosophy opposed to the separation of a religious group (“church“) and a government (“state“), esp. the belief held by those in 19th century England opposed to separating the Anglican church from the civil government.

Antidisestablishmentarianism  is a political position which originated in nineteenth century Britain, where “antidisestablishmentarians” were opposed to proposals to remove the Church of England‘s status as the state church of England.

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