Unchristen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unchristen To render unchristian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unchristen To annul the baptism of; deprive of the rite or sacrament of baptism. To render unchristian; deprive of sanctity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unchristen un-kris′n to deprive of baptism: to make unchristian.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + christen,

Usage

In literature:

They dug up the graves of unchristened infants, whose limbs were serviceable in their enchantments.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
And when the child is born let it be delivered to me at yonder privy postern unchristened.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)" by Thomas Malory
Wit ye well, said the messenger, that his name is Sir Palomides, that yet is unchristened, a noble knight.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
Annihilation is the fate of the greater part of mankind, of heathens, of Mahometans, of unchristened babes.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Often on calm nights, those who had ears to hear heard the wailing of the spirits of unchristened bairns among the trees and dells.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
Nor would Olaf have any unchristened man in all his host.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
He also knew that something rather crucial was happening to Christendom; he thought it was getting unchristened.
"The Victorian Age in Literature" by G. K. Chesterton
Three more graves were opened, and all just alike; save and except that of a wee unchristened wean, which was off bodily, coffin and all.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
Never had she seen an unchristened bairn so long about a house!
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Three more graves were opened, and all just alike; save and except that of a wee unchristened wean, which was off bodily, coffin and all.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
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