• IPA: /dɪs.ɪsˈtæblɪʃ.mənt/


  1. The taking apart or dissolution of something that had been established.
  2. Specifically, the removal of state privileges or patronage from a given church; the removal of a policy of having an official governing religion.
    • 2009, Ruth Gledhill, The Times, 21 October:
      As evangelicals defect in one direction and traditionalists in the other, and disestablishment beckons with the reform of the House of Lords […].
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