Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview

Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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DISESTABLISHMENT

Depriving a given religion of its right, privileges, or position as the established religion in a certain country. Applied especially to the disestablishment of the Anglican Church, which received the support through taxation of British subjects regardless of creed. The process of disestablishment is still going on in the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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