Definition of disfellowship in English:


Line breaks: dis|fel¦low|ship
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈfɛlə(ʊ)ʃɪp


[mass noun]
  • Exclusion from fellowship, especially as a form of discipline in some Protestant and Mormon Churches.
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    • 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, disfellowshipping, disfellowshipped)

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  • Exclude (someone) from fellowship.
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    • ‘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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