from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To expel from a church or from church membership; excommunicate.
- transitive v. To deprive (a congregation, sect, or building) of the status of a church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To expel from membership of a congregation or church; to excommunicate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To expel, or cause to separate, from a church; to excommunicate.
- transitive v. To deprive of the character, privileges, and authority of a church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To expel from a church; deprive of the character and rights of a church; excommunicate.
- To refuse the name or character of a church to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exclude from a church or a religious community
Deron Cloud, founder and pastor of the Soul Factory, called it the "unchurch".
Have had been a member of the church 25 years and the last 3 years have worship on line and now through facebook and this is great opporunity to your unchurch The Lord will work in the life of this people
 Every corruption doth not presently unchurch a people.
The brewers were blameless in their personal behaviour, regular in their attendance in the sanctuary, and exact in their fulfilment of the conditions of church membership; and he could not unchurch them merely because they were brewers.
Boucher, who held the opinion that the refusal of Virginia to consent to a bishop was to "unchurch the church."
Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
Was ever monkish work begun in more unchurch-like surroundings?
That the sin of slaveholding, as practiced in the American churches, is a sin of the first degree, and the greatest known in the catalogue of crimes -- the highest violation of God's law -- a shameful abuse of God's creatures, shocking to enlightened humanity, and should unchurch, and does unchristianize every man and woman who is a slaveholder.
And is it not fit and equal that God should unchurch us and unpeople us?
The Protestant evangelical church is placed upon the same footing with Romanism; both of which organizations unchurch all who do not conform to their creed.
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