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Definitions for disestablish
ˌdɪs ɪˈstæb lɪʃdis·es·tab·lish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disestablishverb

    deprive (an established church) of its status


  1. disestablishverb

    To deprive (an established church) of its official status.


  1. disestablish

    Disestablish refers to the act of officially discontinuing, abolishing, or terminating an organization, system, or law, or the act of ending the official status of a church or a religion by a government. It often relates to the removal of official sponsorship or support from a state towards a particular institution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disestablishverb

    to unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disestablish

    dis-es-tab′lish, v.t. to take away what has been established or settled, esp. of the standing of church as established by law.—n. Disestab′lishment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disestablish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disestablish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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