Disestablishment Dis`es*tab"lish*ment, n. 1. 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; as, the disestablishment and disendowment of the Irish Church by Act of Parliament. [1913 Webster]

2. The condition of being disestablished. [1913 Webster]

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