- not being a member of a church; not attending any church.
verb (used with object)
- to expel (a person) from a church; excommunicate.
- to deprive of the character and rights of a church.
- to excommunicate
- to remove church status from (a building)
adj.1680s, from un- (1) “not” + churched “committed or belonging to a church” (see church (v.)). A verb, unchurch “to remove or exclude (someone) from membership in a church” is recorded from 1610s.