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tr.v. un·churched, un·church·ing, un·church·es
1. To expel from a church or from church membership; excommunicate.
2. To deprive (a congregation, sect, or building) of the status of a church.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to excommunicate
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to remove church status from (a building)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to expel from a church; excommunicate.
2. to deprive of the character and rights of a church.
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Past participle: unchurched
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|Verb||1.||unchurch - exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"|
excommunicate - oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
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