Meaning of dischurch in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪsˈtʃəːtʃ/


  • 1To cause (a church, congregation, group of worshippers, etc.) no longer to be considered to constitute a church. Now rare (chiefly historical).

  • 2rare To exclude or expel (a person or group of people) from membership of a church; to excommunicate.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Ainsworth (1569–1622), separatist minister and religious controversialist. From dis- + church.