disestablish


dis·es·tab·lish

verb \ˌdis-ə-ˈstab-lish\

: to take away a particular church's status as the official church of a nation or state

Full Definition of DISESTABLISH

transitive verb
:  to deprive of an established status; especially :  to deprive of the status and privileges of an established church
dis·es·tab·lish·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISESTABLISH

  1. efforts to disestablish the Church of England

First Known Use of DISESTABLISH

1598

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