disestablish

[ dis-i-stab-lish ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈstæb lɪʃ /

verb (used with object)

to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish.
to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church).

Nearby words

  1. disentrance,
  2. disentwine,
  3. disepalous,
  4. disequilibrate,
  5. disequilibrium,
  6. disestablishmentarian,
  7. disesteem,
  8. diseur,
  9. diseuse,
  10. disfavor

Origin of disestablish

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

Related formsdis·es·tab·lish·ment, nounun·dis·es·tab·lished, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disestablish

disestablish

/ (ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ) /

verb

(tr) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status
Derived Formsdisestablishment, noun

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