Word for the Week

Antidisestablishmentarianism: Originally, 19th Century political position in Britain that opposed removing the Anglican Church as the state church of England, Ireland, and Wales. The establishment of the church remained in England, but in Ireland, the Anglican Church of Ireland was disestablished in 1871. In Wales, four diocese were disestablished to become the Church in Wales in 1920.

Often considered one of the longest words in the English language (excluding coined or technical terms).

Elena Hartwell

Author and developmental editor.