[ dis-en-dou ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈdaʊ /
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verb (used with object)
to deprive (a church, school, etc.) of endowment.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disendowdis·en·dow·er, noundis·en·dow·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for disendow
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
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈdaʊ) /
(tr) to take away an endowment from
Derived forms of disendowdisendower, noundisendowment, noun
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