• WordNet 3.6
    • v disestablish deprive (an established church) of its status
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disestablish To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disestablish To deprive of the character of being established; cause to cease to be established; specifically, to withdraw from exclusive state recognition or privileges, as a church.
    • disestablish To unsettle; set aside; remove from established use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disestablish dis-es-tab′lish to take away what has been established or settled, esp. of the standing of church as established by law
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In literature:

NIJNI-NOVGOROD (99,000) is noted for its fair, an Asiatic institution which modern civilisation will no doubt soon disestablish.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Speaking generally, the Church brought about its own disestablishment by its own fault.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Between 1801 and 1869 Ireland had four, but since the disestablishment of the Irish church in 1869 there have been none.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Disestablishment, begun in Ireland, will inevitably work round, by Scotland, to England.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
Really, if this is all the "loyal laity" can do, I may as well disestablish myself.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 25, 1893" by Various
He had disestablished the Irish Protestant Church.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
Whether we want the Church to be Disestablished or not, we are Christians.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
He wanted to disestablish everything.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
H., sermon upon 'The Bishops on Disestablishment,' 38.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
Farewell to his disestablishments, abolitions, and suppressions!
"The Romance of Mathematics" by P. Hampson

In news:

The Chula Vista city council voted October 24 to disestablish the Tourism Marketing District.
The Virtues of Disestablishment .
Publisher Wendy Grisham says her new imprint, Jericho Books (booth 3628), which officially launches today, will be reaching out to the "disassociated, disestablished, and disgruntled" within the Christian community.
MSC 's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One Disestablished.
Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) Squadron One was officially disestablished Sept 28.
The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Madison and Oneida Counties' efforts to disestablish the Oneida Nation reservation.
Despite what local officials termed an aggressive attempt at promoting the program, the Navy announced July 18 that it plans to "disestablish" the Issaquah High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps unit.