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disestablish

[dis-i-stab-lish] /ˌdɪs ɪˈstæb lɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish.
2.
to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church).
Origin of disestablish
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; dis-1 + establish
Related forms
disestablishment, noun
undisestablished, adjective
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Examples from the Web for disestablishment
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  • This step followed legitimately after the disestablishment of the Irish Church.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Was not the disestablishment of the Church to remove all cause of discontent?

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Speaking generally, the Church brought about its own disestablishment by its own fault.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • So far as I can make out, something like the "disestablishment of the Church."

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • (seeing no help for it short of a second reformation, or disestablishment).

    Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand
  • We are going to take up the 'disestablishment of the English Church.'

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • My dear old Pieface, your Church wont be any good till you get disestablishment.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • Welsh disestablishment question, Chamberlain's article on, iii.

  • The effects of disestablishment have been partly good and partly evil.

  • But you seem to think that disestablishment will destroy religion.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
British Dictionary definitions for disestablishment

disestablish

/ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status
Derived Forms
disestablishment, noun
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