Definition of disestablish
: to deprive of an established status; especially : to deprive of the status and privileges of an established church
disestablishmentplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of disestablish in a Sentence
efforts to disestablish the Church of England
Recent Examples of disestablish from the Web
In his efforts to mark a break from the Ottoman Empire and consolidate the new Turkish Republic, Ataturk moved to disestablish Islam.
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Definition of disestablish for English Language Learners
: to take away a particular church's status as the official church of a nation or state
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