Definition of disfellowship in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈfelōˌSHip/


Exclusion from fellowship, especially as a form of discipline in some Protestant and Mormon churches.
Example sentences
  • If he presented our disfellowship as a vote of confidence in him, they did not see any option but to support him however much they disagreed.
  • I have just received the transcript of the disfellowship appeal meeting from a person I know.
  • If even a public rebuke fails, the final effort to restore the person will be the "disfellowship" of that person.

verb (disfellowships, disfellowshiping, disfellowshiped ; British disfellowshipping, disfellowshipped)

[with object]
Exclude (someone) from fellowship.
Example sentences
  • ‘When people are disfellowshipped because they're gay,’ he says, ‘they lose their entire support network, often including their families.’
  • There are rumors that you have been disfellowshipped?
  • Since 1961 the church has enforced it by ‘disfellowshipping’ or expelling un-repentant members who wilfully accept prohibited blood components.

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Syllabification: dis·fel·low·ship

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