Pronunciation: (dis-fel'ō-ship"), [key]
—n., v., -shiped, -ship•ing or (esp. Brit.) -shipped, -ship•ping.
(in some Protestant religions) the status of a member who, because of some serious infraction of church policy, has been denied the church's sacraments and any post of responsibility and is officially shunned by other members.
to place in the status of disfellowship.
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