unchurch

verb

un·​church ˌən-ˈchərch How to pronounce unchurch (audio)
unchurched; unchurching; unchurches

transitive verb

1
: to expel from a church : excommunicate
2
: to deprive of a church or of status as a church

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchurch was circa 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Unchurch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchurch. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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