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disendow

[dis-en-dou] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈdaʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive (a church, school, etc.) of endowment.
Origin of disendow
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; dis-1 + endow
Related forms
disendower, noun
disendowment, noun
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  • 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

/ˌdɪsɪnˈdaʊ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to take away an endowment from
Derived Forms
disendower, noun
disendowment, noun
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