Definitions

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  • n. The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of depriving or divesting of an endowment or endowments.

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Examples

  • The party to which he belonged had, as he knew, endeavoured to avoid the subject of the disendowment of the Church of England.

    Phineas Redux

  • Molescroft, who indeed preferred almost any other reform to disendowment.

    Phineas Redux

  • On that occasion his feelings had been strong in regard to the measure upon which he broke away from his party; but, when he first thought of it, he did not care much about Church disendowment.

    Phineas Redux

  • Significant demands: commutation of servile dues, disendowment of the Church, abolition of game laws.

    1377-89

  • His remedy, like that of Marsilius, was the forcible disendowment of the Church by the king and lay lords in order to restore it to its exclusively spiritual role.

    HERESY IN THE MIDDLE AGES

  • Disestablishment, which of course preceded disendowment, was in many respects a gain.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • One of its first measures was the always-to-be-regretted one of the disendowment of the Irish Church.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • Lord John Russell, in alliance with O'Connell, proposed the disendowment of that Church and defeated

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • Virginia in securing step by step the abolition of everything that savoured of religious oppression, involving at last the disestablishment and the disendowment of the Episcopal Church, was due in part to the fact that

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Englishmen, that of the disestablishment and partial disendowment of a church.

    A Tramp's Sketches

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