Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Clericalism.

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Examples

  • He sided with the Whigs because of their support for religious toleration, but joined the Tories because of the Jacobins anti-clericism.

    Conor Cruise O'Brien and Edmund Burke

  • This quote does prove a theological bias if the teachers are not allowed to explain deism, anti-clericism and the rationale and historical ideals for separation of church and state.

    TEXAS FAITH: What's the role of religion in public education? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • He sided with the Whigs because of their support for religious toleration, but joined the Tories because of the Jacobins anti-clericism.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • And, you know, there's an overwhelmingly Catholic ethos in this country, but that doesn't mean there isn't also a healthy anti-clericism, a kind of resentment of the church that runs alongside it.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2005

  • Of Voltaire's anti-clericism little need be said, except to recall our debt to his victory over ecclesiasticism and superstition.

    The Necessity of Atheism

  • Even without his cassock, I imagine, you would have divined him for a clergyman -- he bore the clerical impress, that odd indefinable air of clericism which everyone recognises, though it might not be altogether easy to tell just where or from what it takes its origin.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box

  • In the Muslim world, clericism curtailed the spread of knowledge, while in Europe, aided by the printing press, the scope of scholarship dramatically widened.

    The Guardian World News

  • "Spain saw in the 1930s the birth of a strong and aggressive anti-clericism," the

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Pope warns of "aggressive" anti-clericism in Spain

    canada.com Top Stories

  • "Spain saw in the 1930s the birth of a strong and aggressive anti-clericism," the

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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