unchurch

verb
un·church | \ ˌən-ˈchərch \
unchurched; unchurching; unchurches

Definition of unchurch 

transitive verb

1 : to expel from a church : excommunicate

2 : to deprive of a church or of status as a church

First Known Use of unchurch

circa 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unchurch was circa 1620

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