disestablish[dis′i stab′lis̸h, dis′i stab′-]
- to deprive of the status of being established
- to deprive (a state church) of official sanction and support by the government
- disestablishment noun
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transitive verb dis·es·tab·lished, dis·es·tab·lish·ing, dis·es·tab·lish·es
- To alter the status of (something established by authority or general acceptance).
- To deprive (a church) of official governmental support.
- disˌes·tabˈlish·ment noun