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Definition of disestablish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

disestablish

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verb
NAmE//ˌdɪsɪˈstæblɪʃ//
 
disestablish something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disestablish
 
he / she / it disestablishes
 
past simple disestablished
 
-ing form disestablishing
 
 
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to end the official status of an organization, especially a church In 1924, Turkey was the first country to disestablish Islam.
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noun [uncountable]
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