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disestablish

[ dis-i-stab-lish ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈstæb lɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish.
to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church).
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Origin of disestablish

First recorded in 1590–1600; dis-1 + establish

OTHER WORDS FROM disestablish

dis·es·tab·lish·ment, nounun·dis·es·tab·lished, adjective
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How to use disestablish in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disestablish

disestablish
/ (ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ) /

verb
(tr) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status

Derived forms of disestablish

disestablishment, noun
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