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disendow

[dis-en-dou]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive (a church, school, etc.) of endowment.

Origin of disendow

First recorded in 1860–65; dis-1 + endow
Related formsdis·en·dow·er, noundis·en·dow·ment, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The great business of the session of 1869 was, of course, the Bill to disestablish and disendow the Irish Church.

    Sixty Years a Queen

    Sir Herbert Maxwell


British Dictionary definitions for disendow

disendow

verb
  1. (tr) to take away an endowment from
Derived Formsdisendower, noundisendowment, noun
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