Also especially British, sec·u·lar·ise.
Origin of secularize
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Examples from the Web for secularization
At the time of secularization it was one of the smaller missions, valued at only $56,000.
Between deism and secularization the connection was reasonable.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits
Little of moment occurred at Dolores till the days of secularization.
The process which has since been named "secularization" had then fairly set in.Caricature and Other Comic Art
But secularization was in harmony with the growth of republican ideas.
- to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
- to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
- law to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
- English legal history to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment
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Word Origin and History for secularization
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