From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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anticlericalan‧ti‧cler‧i‧cal /ˌæntiˈklerɪkəl◂/ adjective PPRELIGIONbeing opposed to priests having any political power or influenceanticlericalism noun [uncountable]
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anticlericalSome historians have argued that the Society was a welcome counterweight to the fiercely anticlerical and anti-intellectual climate fostered by the Puritans.The anticlerical feeling was not incompatible with a very active religious sentiment.To be a layman, even to be anticlerical, is not necessarily to be irreligious.Was it more important than, say, anticlerical propaganda or urbanization?The anticlerical religious settlement was perhaps the most emotive and damaging reform of the republican government.While predictability in behaviour of this kind may enhance the anticlerical view of the monk, it also renders his portrait mundane.