Definition of disendowment in English:

disendowment

noun

See disendow

  • ‘But these were the one-off fruits of the disendowment of the Church (mainly the dissolution of the monasteries), a windfall which was unrepeatable on the same scale.’
  • ‘The accompanying disendowment of church funds provided substantial sums for the relief of Irish poverty.’
  • ‘From the 1370s onwards, Parliaments frequently complained that the clergy weren't paying their fair share towards the war effort with France - and some demanded disendowment of the clergy.’
  • ‘The disendowment of hospitals was even more injurious to the poor.’
  • ‘This disendowment was to be carried out by the king.’

Pronunciation

disendowment

/ˌdɪsɪnˈdaʊm(ə)nt/