(in some Protestant religions) the status of a member who, because of some serious infraction of church policy, has been denied the church's sacraments and any post of responsibility and is officially shunned by other members.
verb (used with object), dis·fel·low·shiped, dis·fel·low·ship·ing or (especially British) dis·fel·low·shipped, dis·fel·low·ship·ping.
to place in the status of disfellowship.
Origin of disfellowship
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Churches did not disfellowship each other over the organ question, but many congregations divided on it.An American Religious Movement
Winfred Ernest Douglas
verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped or US -ships, -shiping or -shiped (tr)
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