disestablishverb [ T ]uk /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/ formal
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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.