Meaning of unchurch in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈtʃəːtʃ/


[with object]
  • 1Officially exclude (someone) from participation in the Christian sacraments; excommunicate.

    • ‘Midlife, he was unchurched, and his excommunication placed him in a state of dejection.’
    1. 1.1Deprive (a building) of its status as a church.
      • ‘At one time it was unchurched altogether, then restored to a certain status, and again Cromwell degraded the venerable pile to the level of a stable.’