dis·​af·​fil·​i·​ate ˌdis-ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce disaffiliate (audio)
disaffiliated; disaffiliating; disaffiliates

intransitive verb

: to terminate an affiliation
disaffiliation noun

Examples of disaffiliate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The small independent union was formed by a group of scientists who disaffiliated from the larger California State Employees’ Association, now known as SEIU Local 1000. Maya Miller, Sacramento Bee, 6 Mar. 2024 Given the prominence of religious institutions in Black culture, disaffiliating from religion can leave a void in terms of community. Kathryn Post, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Feb. 2024 The vote comes as thousands of other churches across the country have disaffiliated from the denomination, following years of internal disagreement over LGBTQ participation and ministry. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 10 May 2023 In September, 81 churches in the Central Texas Conference, which includes Fort Worth, were approved to disaffiliate in a special session. Dallas News, 3 Dec. 2022 One of the driving factors behind the progressive vs. conservative narrative is the fact that the majority of churches choosing to disaffiliate have smaller congregations and are generally located in more rural areas. Tribune Content Agency, al, 22 July 2023 This is the final year for churches to disaffiliate under a special process created in 2019. Peter Weber, The Week, 10 July 2023 He'll be joined at the service by ECO ministers from Edmond, Okla., and Branson as well as Herschel Richardson, pastor of Grace Methodist Church in Conway, a congregation that recently disaffiliated from the United Methodist denomination. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 7 Oct. 2023 That dimension of the fight was not mentioned in the response by the Montana Library Association, which opposed the state commission disaffiliating with ALA. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of disaffiliate was in 1863

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“Disaffiliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffiliate. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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