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- n. The separation of church and state; the removal of a policy of having an official governing religion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of unsettling or breaking up that which has been established; specifically, the withdrawal of the support of the state from an established church.
- n. The condition of being disestablished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of depriving, or the condition of being deprived, of the position and privileges of an established body; especially, the act of withdrawing a church from a privileged relation to the state: as, the disestablishment of the Irish Church by Parliament in 1869.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England
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