Definition of established in English:


Line breaks: es¦tab|lished
Pronunciation: /ɪˈstablɪʃt


  • 2(Of a Church or religion) recognized by the state as the national Church or religion: America had no established Church
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    • The disestablishment of the Church is not a radical proposal; an established Church is an anachronism.
    • So even setting aside the religious or constitutional objections to an established church and a national religion of any kind, the case for disestablishment on this premise alone is as valid as it was a century ago.
    • He believed in religious toleration but supported an established church, the Anglican Communion.


the Established Church

The Church of England or of Scotland.
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  • Neither the Established Church nor the clergy at a local level really wished for change, but it is obvious that something had to happen.
  • By an act of 1560, Roman Catholicism was proscribed in Scotland and the Established Church became Presbyterian.
  • Both wrote church music; both wrote for the Established Church in the UK.

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