disestablishment disestablishment  /dɪs ɪ ˈstæb lɪʃ mənt/


  • (n) the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England


  1. Advocates for these so-called duped dads say such men should be treated as victims of fraud and liken the need for paternity-disestablishment amendments to truth-in-lending laws.
  2. The peseta held steady on news of disestablishment, rising fractionally from 11.
  3. And Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has voiced support for the eventual disestablishment of the Church of England.


  1. Williams said: "It's a very shaky time for the public presence of faith in society. I think the motives that would now drive disestablishment from the state side would be mostly to do with ...... trying to push religion into the private sphere, and...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. The debate was started when Mr Woolas said: "Disestablishment - I think it will happen because it's the way things are going. Once you open debate about reform of the House of Lords you open up debate about the make-up of the House. It will probably...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Phil Woolas Source: Burnley Citizen

  3. British lawmaker Alan Beith said "the Queen might wish to remain in some way, which would be one of the most complex issues to resolve. On a personal level I would also not be attracted to disestablishment because I don't think the status of the...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Alan Beith Source: Hindu

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