- to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish.
- to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church).
Origin of disestablish
Examples from the Web for disestablishment
Historical Examples of disestablishment
This step followed legitimately after the disestablishment of the Irish Church.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Was not the disestablishment of the Church to remove all cause of discontent?Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Speaking generally, the Church brought about its own disestablishment by its own fault.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
So far as I can make out, something like the "disestablishment of the Church."Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
(seeing no help for it short of a second reformation, or disestablishment).Happy-Thought Hall
F. C. Burnand
- (tr) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status