unchurch

[ uhn-church ]
/ ʌnˈtʃɜrtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to expel (a person) from a church; excommunicate.
to deprive of the character and rights of a church.

Origin of unchurch

First recorded in 1610–20; un-2 + church
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British Dictionary definitions for unchurch

unchurch
/ (ʌnˈtʃɜːtʃ) /

verb (tr)

to excommunicate
to remove church status from (a building)
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