Secularize

Definition of Secularize

Sec´u`lar`ize
v. t.1.To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.
[imp. & p. p. Secularized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Secularizing .]
2.To convert from spiritual to secular or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property.
At the Reformation the abbey was secularized.
- W. Coxe.
3.To make worldly or unspiritual.

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secularisation, secularization, transfer
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