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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 for disestablishment
  • They foreshadow the claim of dissent for the achievement of equality by the way of disestablishment.
  • The disestablishment of our present professional structure could begin with the dropping out of the schoolteacher.
  • Genetic testing has also contributed to an unanticipated increase in disestablishment actions.
  • Excluding a father, either bio or legal, is not considered disestablishment while paternity is still a rebuttable presumption.
  • It provides for the proper establishment and disestablishment of paternity using genetic testing.
British Dictionary definitions for disestablishment

disestablish

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