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disestablish

[dis-i-stab-lish] /ˌdɪs ɪˈstæb lɪʃ/
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
1590-1600; dis-1 + establish
Related forms
disestablishment, noun
undisestablished, adjective
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Examples from the web for disestablish
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for disestablish

disestablish

/ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive (a church, custom, institution, etc) of established status
Derived Forms
disestablishment, noun
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