dischurch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ church

Verb[edit]

dischurch (third-person singular simple present dischurches, present participle dischurching, simple past and past participle dischurched)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church.
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      These are enough to deform any church; not enough to dischurch it.