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

Definition of disaffiliate

intransitive verb

: to terminate an affiliation

Other Words from disaffiliate

disaffiliation \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˌfi-​lē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce disaffiliate (audio) \ noun

Examples of disaffiliate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, the Board of Trustees adopted a process and, along with District Superintendents, walked alongside the churches that requested to disaffiliate. Jon Brown, Fox News, 5 June 2022 Conference guidelines require two-thirds of a congregation must approve to disaffiliate, pay a pro rata share of the conference’s pension liability and possibly pay to purchase its property. Jesse Wright, Chicago Tribune, 1 July 2022 The North Georgia Conference voted last Thursday to allow the churches, most of which were in rural areas, to disaffiliate from the UMC. Jon Brown, Fox News, 5 June 2022 Some remaining church members have chosen to disaffiliate with the denomination under guidelines for separation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference in 2019. al, 8 June 2021 Hoag has made the choice to disaffiliate from Providence. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 The community deserves a full picture of why Hoag wants to disaffiliate from Providence and how Providence continues to interfere in its services. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 The congregation voted to disaffiliate in September 2019, with 309 members voting in favor and seven members voting in opposition, according to information from Asbury Memorial Church. Will Peebles, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2020 The South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church voted to allow Asbury to disaffiliate from the UMC in a virtual meeting on Aug. 15. Will Peebles, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of disaffiliate

1863, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Disaffiliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffiliate. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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