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View synonyms for unchurch

unchurch

[ uhn-church ]

verb (used with object)

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


unchurch

/ ʌnˈtʃɜːtʃ /

verb

  1. to excommunicate
  2. to remove church status from (a building)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unchurch1

First recorded in 1610–20; un- 2 + church

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Example Sentences

At one "fell swoop," it would unchurch the professors at Princeton, and every master and servant in our free states.

And is it not fit and equal that God should unchurch us and unpeople us?

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