unchurched

unchurched

[uhn-churcht]
adjective
not being a member of a church; not attending any church.

Origin:
1675–85; un-1 + church + -ed2

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unchurch

[uhn-church]
verb (used with object)
1.
to expel (a person) from a church; excommunicate.
2.
to deprive of the character and rights of a church.

Origin:
1610–20; un-2 + church

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unchurch (ʌnˈtʃɜːtʃ)
 
vb
1.  to excommunicate
2.  to remove church status from (a building)

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unchurched
1681, from un- (1) "not" + churched "committed or belonging to a church" (see church). A verb, unchurch "to remove or exclude (someone) from membership in a church" is recorded from 1620.
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