transitive verb Date: 1598 to deprive of an established status; especially to deprive of the status and privileges of an established churchdisestablishment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Disestablish — Dis es*tab lish, v. t. To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disestablish — index abolish, annul, cancel, depose (remove), dislodge, quash, rescind, subvert …   Law dictionary

  • disestablish — ► VERB ▪ deprive (an organization, especially a national Church) of its official status. DERIVATIVES disestablishment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disestablish — [dis΄i stab′lish, dis′i stab΄lish] vt. 1. to deprive of the status of being established 2. to deprive (a state church) of official sanction and support by the government disestablishment n …   English World dictionary

  • disestablish — [[t]dɪ̱sɪstæ̱blɪʃ[/t]] disestablishes, disestablishing, disestablished VERB To disestablish a church or religion means to take away its official status, so that it is no longer recognized as a national institution. [FORMAL] [V n] For several… …   English dictionary

  • disestablish — UK [ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disestablish : present tense I/you/we/they disestablish he/she/it disestablishes present participle disestablishing past tense disestablished past participle disestablished formal to take away… …   English dictionary

  • disestablish — disestablishment, n. /dis i stab lish/, v.t. 1. to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish. 2. to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church). [1590 1600; DIS 1 + ESTABLISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • disestablish — verb to deprive an established church of its official status …   Wiktionary

  • disestablish — dis|es|tab|lish [ˌdısıˈstæblıʃ] v [T] formal to officially decide that a particular church is no longer the official church of your country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disestablish — dis|es|tab|lish [ ,dısı stæblıʃ ] verb transitive FORMAL to take away the official status of an institution or organization, especially a church ╾ dis|es|tab|lish|ment noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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