unchurch

verb
un·​church | \ ˌən-ˈchərch How to pronounce unchurch (audio) \
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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“Unchurch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchurch. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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