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disendow

[ 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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Origin of disendow

First recorded in 1860–65; dis-1 + endow

OTHER WORDS FROM disendow

dis·en·dow·er, noundis·en·dow·ment, noun
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How to use disendow in a sentence

  • 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 forms of disendow

disendower, noundisendowment, noun
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