disestablish

[dis-i-stab-lish]
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of the character of being established; cancel; abolish.
2.
to withdraw exclusive state recognition or support from (a church).

Origin:
1590–1600; dis-1 + establish

disestablishment, noun
undisestablished, adjective
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disestablish (ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status
 
dises'tablishment
 
n

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Example sentences
The city council may disestablish a district by ordinance after a hearing before the city council.
The city council may disestablish an area by ordinance after a hearing before the city council.
The legislative authority may disestablish an area by ordinance after a hearing before the legislative authority.
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