disendow

[ dis-en-dou ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈdaʊ /
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verb (used with object)

to deprive (a church, school, etc.) of endowment.

Nearby words

  1. disenamor,
  2. disenchant,
  3. disenchanted,
  4. disenchantment,
  5. disencumber,
  6. disenfranchise,
  7. disengage,
  8. disengaged,
  9. disengagement,
  10. disenroll

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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Examples 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

disendow

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈdaʊ) /

verb

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

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