Meaning of “disestablish” in the English Dictionary

"disestablish" in English

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disestablishverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/

Examples from literature

  • Its leaders were alarmed at the designs imputed to the newly reformed parliament of disestablishing the Anglican Church. 
  • Lord Charles is impatient to disestablish the Church. 
  • The ancient autocratic Imperial system had recently been disestablished, and a feudal system had taken its place. 
  • The ecclesiastical authorities wished peremptorily to disestablish the convent and filter its inmates through some neighboring religious houses more zealous and more edifying in their conduct. 

(Definition of “disestablish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)