Unchurch Un*church", v. t. [1st pref. un- + church.] 1. To expel, or cause to separate, from a church; to excommunicate. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of the character, privileges, and authority of a church. --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • unchurch — [unchʉrch′] vt. 1. to deprive (a person) of membership in a given church 2. to deprive (an entire congregation or sect) of its rights as a church …   English World dictionary

  • unchurch — transitive verb Date: circa 1620 1. to expel from a church ; excommunicate 2. to deprive of a church or of status as a church …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unchurch — /un cherrch /, v.t. 1. to expel (a person) from a church; excommunicate. 2. to deprive of the character and rights of a church. [1610 20; UN 2 + CHURCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • unchurch — verb To expel from membership of a congregation or church; to excommunicate …   Wiktionary

  • unchurch — v. excommunicate, banish from a church; cancel church privileges …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unchurch — verb 1》 excommunicate (someone). 2》 deprive (a building) of its status as a church …   English new terms dictionary

  • unchurch — un·church …   English syllables

  • unchurch — un•church [[t]ʌnˈtʃɜrtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) rel to expel from a church; excommunicate 2) rel to deprive of the character and rights of a church • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • unchurch — /ʌnˈtʃɜtʃ/ (say un cherch) verb (t) 1. to expel (individuals) from membership of a Christian church; excommunicate. 2. to divest of the status and nature of a church. 3. to deprive of the authority over, or possession of the building of, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • unchurch — v.tr. 1 excommunicate. 2 deprive (a building) of its status as a church …   Useful english dictionary

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