v.tr. strip (esp. the Church) of endowments.
disendowment n.

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  • Disendow — Dis en*dow , v. t. To deprive of an endowment, as a church. Gladstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disendow — I verb confiscate, cut off, denude, deprive, dethrone, discrown, disentitle, disinherit, disown, dispossess, divest, expropriate, strip, uncrown, unsaddle, unseat, wrest from II index deprive, disinherit, disown (refuse to acknowledge) …   Law dictionary

  • disendow — [dis΄in dou′] vt. to deprive of endowment disendowment n …   English World dictionary

  • disendow — transitive verb Date: 1861 to strip of endowment • disendower noun • disendowment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disendow — disendower, n. disendowment, n. /dis en dow /, v.t. to deprive (a church, school, etc.) of endowment. [1860 65; DIS 1 + ENDOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • disendow — v. deprive of an endowment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disendow — verb deprive of an endowment, in particular deprive (a Church) of the property and funds that it receives from the state. Derivatives disendowment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disendow — dis·endow …   English syllables

  • disendowment — noun see disendow * * * disendowˈment noun • • • Main Entry: ↑disendow …   Useful english dictionary

  • disendower — noun see disendow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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