disestablish

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verb dis·es·tab·lish \ˌdis-ə-ˈstab-lish\

Definition of disestablish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of an established status; especially :  to deprive of the status and privileges of an established church

disestablishment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disestablish in a Sentence

  1. efforts to disestablish the Church of England

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First Known Use of disestablish

1598


DISESTABLISH Defined for English Language Learners

disestablish

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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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