from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of depriving or divesting of an endowment or endowments.
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- noun The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.
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- noun The act of depriving of an
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The party to which he belonged had, as he knew, endeavoured to avoid the subject of the disendowment of the Church of England.
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.
Molescroft, who indeed preferred almost any other reform to disendowment.
Significant demands: commutation of servile dues, disendowment of the Church, abolition of game laws.
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.
Lord John Russell, in alliance with O'Connell, proposed the disendowment of that Church and defeated
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
Disestablishment, which of course preceded disendowment, was in many respects a gain.
One of its first measures was the always-to-be-regretted one of the disendowment of the Irish Church.
Englishmen, that of the disestablishment and partial disendowment of a church.