- to deprive of the status of being established
- to deprive (a state church) of official sanction and support by the government
transitive verbdis·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.
(third-person singular simple present disestablishes, present participle disestablishing, simple past and past participle disestablished)
From dis- + establish.